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GL 39 (8421) Storm Point

This information has been developed from the publications:

    • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in Central Gippsland (1981) by Neville Rosengren, M.S McRae-Williams and S.M Kraemers.
    • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in the Gippsland Lakes Catchment (1984) by Neville Rosengren.
    • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in East Gippsland, Victoria (1981) by Neville Rosengren, M.S McRae-Williams
Geological heritage sites, including sites of geomorphological interest and volcanic heritage sites, are under regular revision by the Geological Society of Australia, especially in the assessment of significance and values. Reference should be made to the most recent reports. See the Earth Science Heritage section of the Geological Society of Australia website for details of geological heritage reports, and a bibliography.

Location:488909 (8421). North shore of Lake Victoria.


Cuspate foreland.


Private roads from south of Goon Nure.


Private land.


Storm Point is the largest of the cuspate forelands developing on the northern shore of Lake Victoria, measuring 1500 metres along the base and extending almost 900 metres into the lake. It displays a pattern of sediment movement similar to that described on Waddy Point and Storm Point. The foreland is usually terminated by a long, tapering and recurving sand spit, the percentage of gravels in this beach material being much lower than in the beaches on the forelands to the east.


Regional.. As with sites Gl-37 and Gl-38, this is an outstanding example of a ‘travelling foreland’ moving easterly, with a clear pattern of erosion on the western side and accretion on the eastern.


Before building erosion prevention structures on the western side of Storm Point detailed investigation of their impact on local sediment transfer should be undertaken. Erosion on the western side of the point is a ‘normal’ process and is necessary to provide sediment for beach ridge progradation elsewhere.
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