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Sand slump at southern tip of Straddie prompts warning to drivers

26 November 2015

On 26 November, sand was returning to the site. Photo: Qld Government.

On 26 November, sand was returning to the site. Photo: Qld Government.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is urging visitors to the southern tip of North Stradbroke Island to drive carefully after a large area of the beach slumped into the sea.

QPWS South-East Regional Director Mick Cubis said rangers had inspected the site next to Jumpinpin channel today.

“It’s an area where the sand is constantly shifting, and sand is already returning with the tide,” Mr Cubis said.

“Queensland’s coastal sand masses are dynamic environments and change all the time due to wind, tides and waves.

“We manage changes to Straddie’s ocean beach as required, and in consultation with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation.

“This event appears to be natural attrition.

“Few people get down to this end of the island compared with other parts of Stradbroke.

“It’s popular for fishing but there’s no infrastructure or campsites nearby. Nearest campsites are more than 2km away.

“Keep well back from the slump area, and as Surf Lifesaving Queensland has warned via Facebook, don’t think of swimming in that area,” he said.

Last updated
26 November 2015