Kirra, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKirra
Gold Coast, Queensland
Kirra Surf Life Saving Club, Circa 1946
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
- Prior to 1840 — Kirra is not known by its current name and is rarely visited by white settlers.
- 1840-1910 — The first white holiday-makers start to visit.
- 1910-1920 — Holiday-makers increase, making Kirra a popular recreational beach area.
- 1930s — The opening of the south coast road increases the popularity of the southern Gold Coast as a holiday destination. Camping was very popular for families because Kirra had a long beach and a low-lying dune system.
- 1960-early 1974 — The Tweed River breakwaters combine with a series of low-pressure weather systems to result in serious sand erosion. This brings the high-water level to just below the coastal road.
- 1970s — Big Groyne built at Kirra's south end.
- 1995 — 30 metres taken off Big Groyne to help fight erosion at Greenmount Beach.
- 2001 — Start of Tweed River sand bypass project.
- 2003 — Little Groyne completely buried in sand.
- 2006 — Project launched by Griffith University Coastal Management Center to restore the beach
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