Marking 50 years of the industry, the 2023 conference provides a chance to reflect and also plan ahead for a future of anticipated change due to climate impacts, aging infrastructure and expanding cities.
Woody Point – Foreshore Coastal Protection Upgrade Project
Sam Knight, Senior Engineer – Coastal & Maritime
Rohan Hegarty, Graduate Engineer – Ports & Marine
Jared Stewart, Coordinator – Coastal Infrastructure, Moreton Bay Regional Council
Chris Leaman, Principal Engineer – Coastal infrastructure, Moreton Bay Regional Council
Severin Thiebaut, Senior Physical Oceanographer – MetOcean Solutions
Alex Atkinson, Senior Scientist – Queensland Government Hydraulics Laboratory
Anthony Folan, Senior Associate Engineer – Coastal & Maritime
An important design challenge of the coastal protection renewal and upgrade, centred around minimising seawall crest levels to protect the existing high-value coastal views and amenity, whilst also ensuring pedestrian safety and protection from the effects of wave overtopping. This paper presents the design approach and outcomes of key project studies and investigations.