A strategy to guide how the Gold Coast can better protect, enhance and manage the funding for the city’s 52 kilometres of beaches over the next 10 years has nearly reached final approval.

The council’s engineering committee has endorsed the 10-year plan, worth $300 million, for full council approval later this month. The plan follows a period of community consultation which focused on strategic outcomes to ensure everyone can enjoy the area’s major tourist draw, keep the beaches healthy and clean, and safeguard…