Sunday, May 26, 2024

MidCoast’s massive sand dump to save beach

MidCoast Council has delivered 4000m³ of sand to local coastal stretch, Jimmys Beach at Winda Woppa, Hawks Nest in the NSW Hunter region following storm damage earlier this year.

The Council said Jimmys Beach had been severely eroded in early April by a storm which affected the entire NSW coastline.

Stretching in a five-kilometre arc from the mouth of Myall River to Yacaaba Headland, the beach is one of the 15 Significant Open Coast (Hazard) Locations identified by the NSW Government. These are sites where public and private assets as well as important habitats may be at risk from coastal processes. 

MidCoast Council allocated emergency funds to renourish the beach in front of The Boulevarde, from Guya Street to Kururma Crescent.

Trucks shifted sand from the Winda Woppa stockpile to Jimmys Beach over the week-long nourishment campaign, Council said in a statement.

Specialist machinery spread the sand to reprofile the beach which is an important step to minimise the impacts of future storm events.

For more information about MidCoast Council’s coastal management measures, go to www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Environment/Our-Coasts-and-Rivers/Coastal-Management.

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