Despite Clrs Rose Wanchap, Sol Ibrahim, Di Woods and others warning Byron Shire Council that the geobags at Belongil beach are now falling to bits and that plastic particles from them will be ingested by turtles, and other marine and bird life, seven rolls of geotech material have been placed in Manfred Street presumably by Hardings since it is next to their excavator. See attached photograph. You will see the Hardings excavator behind the rolls.
For more details on the material called Textcel (manufactured from either Polyester and/or Polypropylene fibres) and manufactured by Geofabrics, see the website. Each of the seven rolls is 6metres long and each roll is 50 metres wide and 1 centimetre in thickness. Do the maths. 7 by 6 by 50 = 2,100 square metres of Texcel to be laid on the beach.
And if you go to the beach you will see that 95% of the Geobags are in excellent condition – certainly not falling apart.
Jim Beatson, Byron Bay