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Flying Fish Point rock wall set to make an impact

The new Flying Fish Point rock wall is set to cast a ‘reel’ feeling of anticipation with avid anglers when construction begins next week.

As part of the Cassowary Coast Regional Council’s $1.5m seawall renewal program, the rock wall will provide improved erosion protection, improved maintenance access and enhanced marine habitat. 

Cassowary Coast Regional Councillor Jeff Baines said he is keen on seeing the much anticipated project move forward.

“Flying Fish Point residents have been concerned for a number of years about the safety of their homes and the stability of the land due to the sites history with coastal erosion,” Cr Baines.

“The upgrade of the seawall will ensure that the valuable community foreshore asset can be retained and enjoyed into the longer term through a more weather-event resilient, sensitive design.

"Flying Fish Point is a popular area for fishing and family holidays and it is important we protect the foreshore from erosion so as both visitors and residents can enjoy the spot to relax," Cr Baines said.

Flying Fish Point resident Fred Miethke said it will be wonderful to see families enjoying the area again.

“It’s great to see how active this Council has been in progressing projects like this for the community,” Miethke.

“I think this will be a big economic boost for the area, especially the Flying Fish Point Café.”

The rock wall will protect the coastline and adjoining private land from erosion, as well as protecting the walkway along the esplanade while providing additional marine foreshore habitat.

Until these works have been completed, Council have installed a safety fence to restrict access to the wall and ensure people's safety.

Works are expected to be finalised by July 2018.