Bowen Front Beach Seawall

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Consultation has concluded

After Cyclone Debbie in March 2017, the Bowen Front Beach seawall suffered significant damage. The seawall is in place to protect the foreshore parkland, including the Water Park, playground and amenities block. At 165m in length, the seawall is a critical asset for the community.

Council is now seeking funding under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program to restore the seawall and improve the Bowen foreshore's resilience to natural disasters.

A comprehensive study has been undertaken of the seawall by International Coastal Management, which reveals the seawall has experienced erosion and loss of material behind the wall, due to high water levels and tidal / wave action during Cyclone Debbie. The report recommends building a new stepped concrete wall seaward of the existing wall, to replace the damaged wall. An example of this type of wall is below:


Community Consultation

Please complete the short Survey below to let us know if you support the project!

If you have any additional comments about the seawall, please leave them in the Guestbook below. Council welcomes your feedback.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact us on the details under 'Who's Listening' on the right-hand side, or alternatively:

Phone: 1300 972 753 (WRC QLD)

Email: info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

Post: PO Box 104, Proserpine QLD 4800

After Cyclone Debbie in March 2017, the Bowen Front Beach seawall suffered significant damage. The seawall is in place to protect the foreshore parkland, including the Water Park, playground and amenities block. At 165m in length, the seawall is a critical asset for the community.

Council is now seeking funding under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program to restore the seawall and improve the Bowen foreshore's resilience to natural disasters.

A comprehensive study has been undertaken of the seawall by International Coastal Management, which reveals the seawall has experienced erosion and loss of material behind the wall, due to high water levels and tidal / wave action during Cyclone Debbie. The report recommends building a new stepped concrete wall seaward of the existing wall, to replace the damaged wall. An example of this type of wall is below:


Community Consultation

Please complete the short Survey below to let us know if you support the project!

If you have any additional comments about the seawall, please leave them in the Guestbook below. Council welcomes your feedback.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact us on the details under 'Who's Listening' on the right-hand side, or alternatively:

Phone: 1300 972 753 (WRC QLD)

Email: info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

Post: PO Box 104, Proserpine QLD 4800

Guest Book

Please leave your comments and feedback here.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Great idea to restore the seawall and enhance the beach approach with stepped concrete. Looking forward, the region's Economic Development personnel have been trying to identify something unique for Bowen to help attract more visitors and interest to our town. A wave generating Surf Park at the front beach confined by the two existing rock walls and a wave generator have previously been suggested by locals as a way to attract visitors to our northern piece of Whitsunday paradise. The wave generator construct would also be able to control tidal flow and minimise the effects of foreshore erosion. Yes, it all costs money but it could "kill two birds with the one stone" with proper planning and consideration. :)

cjndcw over 3 years ago