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Community beachside building has to go

A world away but a problem Whitianga and other towns on the Coromandel face
 |  The Informer  | 

This week in Geraldton, West Australia, a Marine Rescue building which had been built in 2016 at the cost of $AU800,000, had to be demolished. The problem was high tides and beach erosion.

At high tide, the water encroaches two metres from the structure.

Last year, 2023, volunteers were out in force sand bagging the building – 2,000 bags. Their efforts were in vain and it was clear the building on that site was not viable. Residents with beachside properties in this same area face similar problems. It is expected that some of these homes may also have to go.