Bricks polluting the beaches and shoreline have been an issue at Little Bay, especially since a flood in the middle creek in February 1999 pushed a massive quantity onto the beach at the mouth of the creek and immediately to the south of it. The history of these deposits and the successful campaign to have them removed is documented in a series of blog posts:
Landcom’s cleanup started in the week commencing 20 July 2009.
The results of the initial cleanup were impressive and very pleasing, although further work was required using machinery with a finer sieve to remove small brick pieces, glass and most importantly, small, sharp-pointed pieces of metal.
Landcom undertook a second stage cleanup of the beach in October 2009 (see first pair of photos, taken 15 October). This cleanup was very thorough, using special equipment with finer sieves, and extending over eight days. The result is very impressive with a lot more bricks, brick fragments, rusty metal, glass and earthenware removed.
For acknowledgement of the various people and organisations who helped to make this happen, click here.
The following before and after photographs document the removal of the main deposit and deposits.