Parks & Open Spaces


Australia / The Pacific

Narrowneck is a narrow strip of land separating a branch of the Nerang River from the Pacific Ocean. The original Pacific Highway from Brisbane to Sydney was constructed here in the early 1920s. At that time the river nearly broke through to the ocean, prompting the construction of the Gold Coast’s first ocean beach seawall at this point.Coastal protection works undertaken here have established the Gold Coast as a world leader in coastal management. The works protect the beach and adjacent coastal development through a combination of seawalls hidden under the sand dunes. An artificial reef was constructed 300 metres off shore in 1999. It was built by depositing huge sandbags, made from geotextile material, into the sea from a large barge. The reef has attracted marine life and is now a popular diving and fishing location. The beaches are maintained and widened by regular replenishment of sand.

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A medal was purchased for this point by: City of Gold Coast