Lifesaving tower to be rebuilt in Mooloolaba

June 17, 2013 by  

Geotechnical work has begun in Mooloolaba to bring the suburb’s much-loved Beach Lifeguard Tower back to life.

Wild weather during the summer saw Sunshine Coast beaches battered, with heavy sand losses and damage caused to life saving infrastructure. By January, the Lifeguard Tower foundations had worn to the point where removal of the structure was unavoidable.

Fortunately, a number of Mooloolaba businesses have come to the rescue. Sunshine Coast company GeoDrill is assisting by offering its services to the tower reconstruction project. The company services clients across Australia, but is more than happy to be back on home turf. GeoDrill owner Steve Partleton moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1996 and is delighted to offer his service to the community. Speaking about working in the area, he said:

“Both my kids attended nippers here in Mooloolaba. We are happy that we can finally provide a service back to the Mooloolaba community and work with local businesses.”

The GeoDrill rigs are ideal for work on the beach, and will be taking samples of rock and soil to ascertain exacting specifications for storm proof tower foundations. Many Sunshine Coast beaches have only recently reopened after months of huge swells, storm surges and high tides. Dunes had become extremely eroded and protective fencing was stripped from its foundations.

Lifeguards are continuing beach patrols until the easing of swell and wind conditions. Locals and visitors to the region can be reminded of hazardous conditions with the help of poster printing, flyer printing, and other communication platforms designed by quality printing companies in Mooloolaba .