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Beach Monitoring Project


Whole beach measurement - TBC

Beach monitoring is a major project for the Port Fairy Coastal Group.  The monitoring provides detailed information to Moyne Shire Council and State Government Agencies for use in developing a response to erosion and predicted rises in sea level. Every six weeks we use a drone to accurately measure beach profiles along 4km of East Beach. The table to the right illustrates recent changes against historic data see here for explanation, or here for historic data. 

Other reports from PFCG AGM 2023

Technical Report by David Bills-Thompson

Dr Blake Allan's report



16 May       Committee meeting 7pm                           at Charlie's meeting room

Please find the Chairman's Report for 2023 here. PFCG would like to welcome Pat Davitt as the new Chairman. He replaced retiring Chairman Nick Abbott at the AGM on 28th September 2023.

National Landcare Network report on PFCG 

ABC report on coastal erosion

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Students from Port Fairy Consolidated School and St Patrick's Primary School carrying out laser measurement of sand levels at Pea Soup and South Beach 

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PFCG is always on the lookout for enthusiastic new recruits to join our beach monitoring sessions. If you are interested contact us  to find out more.



Our collection of photographs reflect the diversity of views of our esturary and coastline.

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Quick Summary Table


Year 6 School Science project

Year 6 Science Project

Next Monitoring session - Term 2

Once or twice a term students from local primary schools join PFCG and help measure sand levels at Pea Soup and South Beach. Drones cannot be used to measure sand levels on these beaches so a laser is used to make transverse and longitudinal measurements. 


The council uses the data to inform its coastal protection and rehabilitation work.


St Patrick's Primary School and Port Fairy Consolidated School are currently involved with this project

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