The Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort (MGBGR) constructed in 2001 is located on the South East Coast of Tobago, within the Little Rockly Bay. The resort sits on approximately 23 acres of land leased from the Tobago Plantations Estate. The MGBGR has a shoreline length of roughly 550m with a north beach, centre headland and south beach which is known for having Leatherback turtle nesting. Retreat of shoreline due to erosion activity over the years and continuously aggressive wave environment makes it difficult to have comfortable and safe bathing for beachgoers and tourists. The Coastal Protection Unit (CPU) at the Ministry of Works and Transport intends to alleviate the problems associated with coastal erosion along the Little Rock Bay shoreline, Tobago. The project extends within the north beach area of the shoreline.
The Coastal Protection Unit has implemented the Little Rockly Bay Stabilisation Works to address this issue. The key objectives of the project are to reduce the frequency and severity of coastal erosion and inundation at the project area by structural protection of critical assets of the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort as well as to increase amenity value of the shoreline by creating a safe bathing area.
SCOPE OF WORKS
* Construction of three (3) armour stone sills
* Construction of temporary access road
* Construction of temporary access pads (optional)
* Construction of four (4) emergent breakwaters
BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT
* Reduces the frequency and severity of coastal erosion and inundation at the project area.
* To alleviate coastal erosion by structural protection of critical assets of the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort.
* To increase amenity value of the project area by creating a safe bathing area.