The Mackay Regional Council says it will take no further action to stop erosion at McEwans Beach after most residents rejected a funding proposal.
Last year, council proposed a 50-50 split for a sand replacement program, which was expected to cost more than $500,000. A council report found homes and properties will be threatened as a result of inaction.
However, Mayor Col Meng says only two people supported the plan. He says he is disappointed with the result. “I certainly am. It was an issue at the last election and I undertook to these people that I would endeavour to do something, and yes it’s taken us three years to get through the red tape for want of a better way of putting it,” he said. “We’ve put an issue on the table and it hasn’t been accepted.”