Asbestos found on Gold Coast beach

Robyn Wuth

Asbestos has been detected on the Gold Coast's pristine beaches, forcing two sections of the foreshore to close to the public

The affected area at Palm Beach at the southern end of the coast is cordoned off as specialist contractors remove the asbestos which is believed to have come from construction rubble.

The area will be rehabilitated when the asbestos has been removed and people are warned to steer clear of the fenced-off zones.