Geraldton Marine Rescue adds more sandbag measures at Point Moore to protect base from winter swell surges
Further temporary measures were put in place by volunteers at the weekend, protecting the Geraldton Marine Rescue hub from strong swells and high surges in winter.
The volunteer marine rescue group sought approval from the city to extend sandbagging at the Point Moore headquarters to the north of the base and reduce the impact of future erosion before the upcoming winter.
More than 50 community members joined forces and volunteered to place sandbags and mesh on the north of the building on Sunday after the last sandbagging attempt in November 2022.
The stop-gap measure to protect the base is hoped to help prevent demolition, which would occur if the shoreline came within 6m of the facility.
In January the council approved a portion of the multipurpose centre as a back-up building where volunteers would evacuate if required.
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