Sand replenishment for Exmouth's Town Beach

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Work will begin next week to widen Town Beach using sand currently trapped south of the Exmouth Boat Harbour breakwater.

Department of Transport (DoT) Acting General Manager of Coastal Infrastructure Donna West said the $250,000 sand bypassing and replenishment project would see about 20,000 cubic metres of sand relocated during an eight-week campaign.

"To ensure the entrance to the boat harbour remains safe for navigation sand will be excavated from Neil Cove using heavy machinery and trucked to Town Beach where a grader will create a natural beach profile," Ms West said

"The work, due for completion in early December, assists the natural drift of sand and replenishes the eroding beaches to the north.

"When complete the local community will enjoy a wider Town Beach in time for the summer season."

Beachgoers are asked to observe the warnings in place and keep well clear of the works which will occur during daylight hours from Monday to Friday.

DoT will implement traffic management measures to enhance safety as trucks move between the two sites.

For more information about DoT's dredging and sand bypassing program visit the Coastal erosion and stability page.

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Page last updated: Fri Oct 1 2021 11:38:59 AM