Top kitesurfing spot under threat in Australia

February 10, 2011 | Kiteboarding
Silver Beach: perfect for kiteboarding

One of Sydney’s top kitesurfing spots, is under threat. The Sutherland Shire Council has plans to erect a fence along the foreshore of Silver Beach, Kurnell.

This will seriously impact kiting access and increase the risk of injuries to kitesurfers. There are also plans to re-vegetate Bonna Point, a popular winter kiteboarding spot.

A public meeting has been arranged with Council on Saturday, 12th February, at Bonna Point. Kitesurfers will show a strong support to persuade the council that this would be an inappropriate, unsafe and unwelcome addition to the Kurnell beachfront.

If this proposal goes ahead it will increase the risk of kitesurfing accidents and will result in a very limited beach access. Safe kiteboarding at Kurnell and Bonna Point could be lost forever.

Kurnell residents also do not want this development, so this meeting is critical and will probably be the only opportunity you will have to provide your say about the proposal.

People who are unable to attend the meeting but would like to provide suggestions can download the reply paid questionnaire below, or pick up the questionnaire from the council foyer in Eton Street, Sutherland.