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John Veage / St George and Sutherland Shire Leader

AUS - Engineers Give The Wall the 'Thumbs up' After Another Battering by Big Seas

Engineers have given the Prince Street seawall at Cronulla the "thumbs up" after another battering by big seas.

North Cronulla beach and The Wall were severely impacted by last week's big seas, whipped up by a classic East Coast Low sitting just off the Sydney coast. Pounding waves and big high tides gouged out a huge amount of sand at the northern end of the beach and the base of the seawall.

Other Bate Bay beaches did not fare as badly from the fourth battering by big seas in four months. A Sutherland Shire Council spokeswoman said the impact on public safety was being monitored.

"The Prince Street seawall between North Cronulla and Elouera has been inspected by engineers who have confirmed the embankment is structurally sound," she said. "Some of the large hexagonal concrete blocks behind the seawall, which cover the embankment, are in need of repair.

"Assessors advise this has not caused any structural harm, and the blocks continue to serve their intended purpose of mitigating wave action and protecting the embankment."

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