Watch: Aerial view of the half-complete Palm Beach reef
Work on the Palm Beach artificial reef is now half-complete with a due date - bad weather notwithstanding - of September. Late last week the council did a flyover, the vision providing some perspective about size (the barge is 53 metres long), distance from shore, and also depth. The rocks you can see are all between 4 and 8 tonnes.
The reef is primarily to halt erosion though the designers also factored surfing amenity into its shape. However, it's success as a wave isn't assured.