Safety warning: Jenny Dixon Beach access temporarily closed due to landslip

Date

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Release

Council has closed the Jenny Dixon Beach access after a landslip occurred adjacent to the access point – Council barricades and warning signs have been erected.

Council conducted a preliminary hazard risk assessment which revealed the landslip has undermined a section of the concrete foot path, leaving it unsafe for use. 

Council has issued a warning to residents and visitors to avoid the Jenny Dixon Beach access at Park Street, Norah Head approximately 50m east of the picnic shelters in the main car park due to serious safety risks. 

Recent heavy rains have soaked the ground and surrounding areas, creating soft and unstable soil. Council has considered all available options to keep the beach access open, however, due to the nature of the terrain is unable to eliminate the hazard. It was therefore necessary to close the access immediately for public safety.

Jenny Dixon Beach access will be closed pending detailed investigations to stabilise the landslip and reinstate safe public access. Engineers will be on site over the next 24-48 hours to continue investigations. 

Council asks that the community stay away from the area while beach access is unavailable. 

ADVICE

  • Stay away from the impacted area
  • Please keep personal safety front-of-mind and remain behind any barriers that Council crews have put in place
  • Stay up-to-date by checking Council’s website centralcoast.nsw.gov.au or Council’s Facebook page facebook.com/CentralCoastCouncil for updates

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Last updated : Thu 21 Apr 2022