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Work on the beach erosion around Badung Provence is planned to begin in 2019. However, the Legian Desa Adat (Council) has refused the idea to dump additional sand on Legian Beach and they want to keep the beach the same as it is now.

The Chief of Village Assets of the Legian Council, (BP3AD), Made Sada, said on Monday that Legian residents want the beach to stay natural. Sada, who was accompanied by the Chief of Legian Council Beach Management (PPDAL), Wayan Suarta, said that the shallow sand of the beach is a point of attraction and one of the reasons tourists like to visit the area.

Besides, according to Sada, Legian Beach is special. Every time the beach is eroded, nature always recovers it. “When the plan was published approximately one year ago, we did not approve the sand addition plan on Legian Beach. We want the condition of Legian Beach to stay natural,” he said to balipost.com.

Sada is particularly worried that the sand dredging and dumping will influence the wave conditions because the other attraction of Legian Beach for many, besides the shallow sand and the sunset view, is the good surf that can be found along that stretch of beach.

Meanwhile, when this information was confirmed to the Chief of Bali Penida Rivers Office (BWS BP), Ketut Jayada, he said he was confused because there are some citizens that refused the sand addition plan, and others who approved it. He hoped that all of the citizens will fully support the beach consolidation project. “We don’t want this to be a controversy, when some of the citizens refuse the sand addition plan, while others expect it. We will do the best we can with this,” he said.

Jayada said that the Japanese aided project will be performed in 2019. His side will complete the planning this year. “This project will apply to all of Bali’s beaches. In my opinion, the local councils don’t need to spend money to create a temporary fix. It’s better they wait for it in 2019,” he added.

 

 

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  • Reply

    would be a never ending story of spending money money money
    Belgium spend millions on coast but after each good storm 50% new sand taken away

  • Alistair Toyne
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    Kirra learning

  • Des Koval
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    I’d prefer a more Brazilian approach

  • Marcel Paul Luitze
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    Shouldn’t it be called an “ANTI”-erosion plan ??? Maybe that’s what is confusing the locals 😉

  • Des Koval
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  • Des Koval
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    Less Beach, Less Plastic

  • Paul Anderson
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    Its gonna screw the surf

  • Herling Untu W
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    More sand more surf banks. At the moment they are no surf banks because all top soil beach sand is gone. If you had sand it will get washe around and create new surf banks as long they dont build wave brakers as plan. The project was planning long wave breaker going into the ocean to stop the waves from eroding the beach. That is out of the question. But just adding sand i think it very positif as legian beach had 3 time more sand then it has today , and had 6 to 8 foot perfect breaks. Today it closes out when it gets over 4 feet.

  • Stuart Beat
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    One of the nicest beaches in town, why would you want to mess with it?

    • Herling Untu W
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      Apart from noisy ilegale bars

    • Stuart Beat
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      Herling Untu W Legian or Seminyak?

    • Herling Untu W
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      Stuart Beat Seminyak, legian thanks god have not allowd those ilegale beach discos.

    • Stuart Beat
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      yeah they could do well to wash them all away, fa shore

  • Herling Untu W
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    Those bars have dug holes in the sand for theire septics. It just goes straight into the sand. Saw them make them . Just holes with big rocks covert with plastic sheets and sand over it.

  • Herling Untu W
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    Des Koval they know exactly what they are doing but just dont give a pip.

  • Paolo Bali
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    I wish a small and dedicated tsunami arrives and wash them all away leaving the rest untouched….

  • Jo Hocking
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    hmmm.. let nature rule my 2 cents worth…

  • Susan Darcy
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    100mt from tide line applies only to “permanent” structures the beach bars are considered impermanent hahaha. But the U do have several hotels in violation W, the ugly white thing across the Canggu river and the ugly white Discovery mall in Kuta to name a few.

  • Susan Darcy
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    I have not seen a lot of sand loss in Legian over the years( the roots of the big trees are not exposed) but I have seen higher tides but then sea level is rising world wide.

  • Jo Hocking
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    am sure the hotels who built too close like at batu belig want this..

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