Breaking of Bribie Island sparks asbestos and erosion fears, threatens to landlock Coast Guard

The breaking of Bribie Island has turned a deepwater passage into a treacherous maze of sandbars, unearthed tiny fibres of a deadly material, and has begun eating away a popular Sunshine Coast foreshore.

Waves first crossed a narrow sliver at the northern end of the island in December 2021, but there was hope that it was a one-off.

But in January last year, swells powered by ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth created a very thin passage – only a metre or two – through the sand.

It was a change not expected by authorities until at least 2040.

That once-tiny slice is now a…

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