Marching dunes threat to Kenton homes worth R100m

FEARS have been raised that 18 prime seaside properties on the Sunshine Coast could be covered by encroaching sand dunes if nothing is done to address the problem.

More than 150 Kenton-on-Sea homeowners gathered at the town hall yesterday to discuss ways to save the houses – collectively worth at least R100-million – from advancing sand dunes.

Apart from the obvious threat to houses, local Estuary Care volunteer Chester Wilmot warned concerned homeowners the nearby Bushman’s River would silt up if nothing was done.

“It is like cholesterol and veins clogging up, and like people [the river] will eventually die,” he said. – David Macgregor

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