Higman Street Seawall - Surfers Paradise
Commencing: February 2019
Completion: July 2019
Total project cost: $1.5 million
Works to rebuild the seawall at the southern end of Narrowneck are continuing. We will be constructing 300 metres of seawall from Higman Street to Ocean Avenue, Surfers Paradise.
The seawall renewal works are being completed in coordination with the Narrowneck Oceanway works which extend from Ferny Avenue to Higman Street, Surfers Paradise.
The works include:
- Excavating the existing seawall and placing new armour rocks (up to four tonne each) as required to rebuild the seawall.
- Removal of mature trees from the foreshore area including cook pines and banksias (which were planted over the seawall). New juvenile trees will be planted to replace the removed trees at the conclusion of the works.
- Restoration of the foreshore, including revegetation of the dunes and replanting of trees.
- Reinstatement of furniture and footpaths.
Temporary construction impacts include:
- Temporary fencing and traffic control arrangements for site access at Higman Street.
- Pedestrians accessing the Oceanway (shared path) will be diverted around the works.
- Pedestrian access to the beach will be maintained through alternative access points.
- Heavy machinery and construction materials will be located on the beach during the works.
- We will be working to keep all disruptions to a minimum. Thank you for your patience.
Benefits for the community
- protects our beaches from storm damage and erosion
- ensures that everyone can enjoy a beach experience.
For further information on this project please contact 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326).
For more information on the Narrowneck Oceanway and our Seawall Construction projects please see the links below.
Area of works
Download the Higman Street seawall project map (PDF 643kb)
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