City of Darwin works to slow down erosion in Nightcliff

Media Release - Thursday 16 March 2017

The next stage of works from City of Darwin’s Coastal Erosion Management Plan have commenced along Nightcliff Foreshore.

City of Darwin Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim said the works were part of Council’s Coastal Erosion Management Plan which aims to manage and prevent eroding and damage caused by rising sea levels.

“I am proud to award the works to local company Tomazos Group which will take place at several locations north and south of Nightcliff pool,” she said.

The works will include:                                                                     

  • Redirection of storm water outlet pipes to the bottom of the cliffs at three locations along the Nightcliff coastline
  • Installation of armour rock at four locations along the Nightcliff coastline

“Council carried out an in-depth study of coastal erosion in Nightcliff and East Point. From this we identified the need to implement prevention and restoration measures along our beautiful foreshores,” the Lord Mayor said.

In 2016/17 Council allocated $852,000 to continue the delivery of the Coastal Erosion Management Plan following the installation of two seawalls in Nightcliff early last year.

Preventative measures have taken place at East Point Reserve and the remaining $750,000 will be spent on this stage of the Nightcliff works.

“Darwin’s coastline is a jewel and it is fantastic to see works to help protect our coastlines from erosion continue to move forward,” the Lord Mayor added.

Works will be staggered over 12 weeks. The project is due to be completed by the end of June 2017, weather permitting.