Technical Tour 1: An exploration of the Noosa Coast
This tour will explore the Noosa Coast and the key features that make this coast unique. We will visit some of the key coastal features of this coast as well as recent interventions that have sought to enhance the ecosystem: Key sites will be the Noosa River Entrance to Hastings St ocean beach sand backpassing system; the Munna Point stabilization using geobag groynes on the Noosa River; and the Huon Mundy Artificial Oyster Reefs project also on the Noosa River.
Technical Tour 2: Regional Navigation and Operations
This field trip will be focused around the Mooloolah River and Maroochy River Groynes. We will explore key operational and navigation features of the area and how this location supports the wider navigation and operational infrastructure along this section of Queensland’s Coast. Key places of interest will be the Marine Operations Base; the Mooloolah River recreational marinas, entrance dredging, beach nourishment and breakwaters; and the morphological changes and stabilisation works at the entrance of the Maroochy River.
Sponsored by: TULOW
Technical Tour 3: The Bribie Island Breakthrough, Caloundra
The Bribie Island Breakthrough is an interesting coastal processes phenomenon. The sand spit at the very northern end of Bribie Island broke through into the Pumicestone Passage in January 2022 and some big changes are occurring. We will visit this site to understand what has happened and how the coastal environment is being reshaped throughout the area. The new entrance and changes to Golden Beach will be viewed from Fraser Park. The closing of the previous Caloundra Bar will be viewed from Happy Valley, and there will be a visit to our sponsor The Jetty Specialist’s factory at nearby Bells Creek.
Sponsored by: Jetty Specialist