Sand bypassing and beach nourishment works

As part of the Northern Beaches Stabilisation Programme the Mid-West Ports Authority will be undertaking sand bypassing works on the Beresford Foreshore between Monday 16 May and Friday 20 May 2016. During this period the Mid-West Ports Authority will transport sand from Pages Beach to placement sites along the Beresford Foreshore.
The purpose of the sand by-passing is to feed sediment into the longshore current operating in a northerly direction along the Geraldton coastline. Through a coastal process known as littoral transport, the sand by-passing provides sediment to Geraldton’s northern beaches through the action of the breaking waves and the longshore current. This approach provides a cost-effective way of providing sediment to Geraldton’s northern beaches.
In addition, the Mid-West Ports Authority and the City will be undertaking sand nourishment works at St Georges Beach between 23 May and 27 May 2016.
Traffic management will be in place to minimise the disruption to traffic in the area. Working hours will be between the hours of 7am to 5pm for duration of the works.
For further information on these works and the Northern Beaches Stabilisation Programme in general, contact Mr Michael Dufour at the City of Greater Geraldton (08) 9956 6600,