The Foreshore Restorer is a specialised team within Eikos Environment and Heritage, born out of the pressing need for foreshore restoration in lakes and estuaries throughout NSW. Our service balances great environmental outcomes with excellent amenity.
We design and construct environmentally friendly sea walls and incorporate existing structures where possible. We can provide you with all necessary designs, approvals, environmental and development reports and lodge the development application on your behalf. We provide regular updates to keep you in the loop.
We can also organise aquatic surveys, Aboriginal site surveys, construction, appropriate plantings of the correct species within the structure, site clean-up and monitoring and reporting.
Incorporating locally sourced natural materials such as sandstone, washed river stone, large woody debris and provenance tubestock, the Foreshore Restorer will transform your eroded foreshore into a priceless amenity that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.
Constructed to specific council guidelines, our sea walls are environmentally friendly and built to cope with storm events and predicted sea level rise. Our designs are site-specific and enable safe access to and from the shoreline. Our designs are built to be usable spaces incorporating native plants, shade trees, seating, steps, fencing and turfed areas as required. We encourage clients to be part of the design and planning process from the outset.
These before and after pictures show work done on an eroded foreshore in Lake Macquarie. The environmentally friendly foreshore restoration combined increased stability, habitat and amenity. Construction completed by CiviLake 2015.
The first photo below shows a shoreline before restoration constrained by a concrete bulkhead. The after picture shows the bio-engineered shoreline includes a small cove and large woody debris for stabilisation. Photos courtesy of The Watershead Co (Seattle, USA)
This slope was retained by a tall concrete wall, cutting off access to the water and being undermined by wash – no habitat value and no access to the water.
A new pebble beach cove was created which offers easy water access for the family.
Another thing you may want to consider is an environmentally-friendly mooring for your boat. Local Land Services operates a project that installs specially designed moorings that help protect sea grass, which in turn improves the underwater habitat for fish. A rebate program is currently in place for those who upgrade to an environmentally-friendly design.