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The Bribie Island Breakthrough

  • 29 Nov 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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Geography in Conversation

RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

Photo supplied by Coast Guard Caloundra

The Bribie Island Breakthrough, with guest speakers, Dr Javier Leon, coastal scientist and geomorphologist, University of the Sunshine Coast, Mr Roger Pearce, Flotilla Commander, Coast Guard Caloundra, Mr Richard Ogden, Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association and Mr Ken Mewburn OAM, Take Action for Pumicestone Passage Inc.

In late 2021 Cyclone Seth waves carved a channel through the northern end of fragile Bribie Island. The new channel approximately 400 metres wide and growing has broken Woorim Beach into two parts. Waves are now surging into the Pumicestone Passage and endangering the Golden Beach foreshore. All expert eyes are on the developing dynamic situation, with it hard to predict what will happen in the future.

The Q & A forum will enable you to ask questions of Javier on the coastal geomorphology, wave actions and effects of east coast lows on the dynamic erosion taking place. The real issues on the water for the Coast Guard will be addressed by Roger and Richard and Ken will enlighten us on the environmental impact the breakthrough is having on Bribie Island, the Pumicestone Passage and Golden Beach. How will this end?

Come along for light refreshments before settling in for an informed conversation on a topic which will be changing as we speak.

This will be the last Geography in Conversation for 2022 so we hope to see you there to help wind-up the year.

Members and registrants please post your questions on notice to the GIC forum

OR non-members


Time: 5:30 light refreshments – doors open at 5:15

Q&A Forum 6:00 – 7:30

Date: 29 November 2022

Address: Gregory Place, Level 1, 28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill

Cost: $5.00 for refreshments, included in registration

Cost: $5:00 Members

          $10:00 Non-members

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