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Funding Given to Kirra Point Groyne Project

By Andrew Bell

One of the many reasons that people choose to shift to the Gold Coast is for the lifestyle and the expansive beaches.

Everybody knows that Surfers Paradise lives up to its name of being a great place for surfing and other water activities. 

And this is only going to get better after the Gold Coast City Council announced it will be starting work on a project in Kirra Point to bring back the groyne.

This could be great news for surfers who live in Surfers Paradise property or Main Beach real estate, as it will mean improved community facilities in the area for them to take advantage of.

A total of 30 metres will be reinstated to the groyne, after it was removed in 1996.

Surfing brings a lot of visitors and residents to the area, with the industry contributing around $3 million to the local economy.

"The local surfing community asked City of Gold Coast to bring back the legendary Kirra groyne.  We responded and $800,000 from the 2013/14 budget has been allocated to make this project happen," said Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate in a July 29 statement.

"The community wanted the groyne back, and by restoring it our aim is to support surfing in this area, for the Gold Coast locals and surfers worldwide."

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