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Sand renourishment for Jimmys Beach, MidCoast NSW

MidCoast Council will undertake sand replenishment of Jimmys Beach to protect the area from coastal erosion.

Works will take place between 30 April and 17 May 2024, weather permitting. Please follow signage and directions from work crews during work.

“Sand renourishment is undertaken each autumn to provide a buffer to protect assets such as the road,” said Council’s Director of Engineering and Infrastructure Services, Robert Scott.

Jimmys Beach is located on the Winda Woppa peninsula at Hawks Nest. It is one of 15 coastal areas identified by the NSW Government as a coastal erosion hotspot.

Dredging of the eastern channel of the Myall River provides the sand for the program.

“Continued dredging of the channel assists recreational boating which is important to the community.”

The sand buffer will be eroded by the ocean, protecting the existing coastline on a temporary basis.

This short-term solution aims to protect community assets as well as beach amenity.