Erosion at Byron Bay in 1967.
Erosion at Byron Bay in 1967. The Northern Star Archives

The battle to save homes from falling into the sea at Byron

THE battle to save homes from falling into the sea at Byron Bay has been a long one.

Over the years storms and big seas have reclaimed land where people built their lives.

In a desperate bid to save land and homes, a number of measures were employed to halt the encroaching seas.

Ti-tree fences, rocks and old car bodies have all been used in an attempt to shore up the embankments and protect the buildings beyond.

 

Not all the measures have been successful, with homes removed, land lost, and even the jetty succumbing to Mother Nature.

The battle between the ocean and land is one that continues today, with high- tech solutions put forward to solve the problem.

The greatest battle though seems to be finding agreement between the relevant parties as to the best way to proceed to preserve both homes and the environment.


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