Sand by-passing works in Beresford

Published: Friday, 15 May 2020 at 4:03:50 PM

As part of the Northern Beaches Stabilisation Programme, the Mid West Ports Authority will be undertaking sand by-passing works on the Beresford Foreshore between 18 May and 22 May 2020.

During this time, sand from Pages Beach will be transported and deposited at a placement site located opposite Mitchell and Brown.

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, 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.

Traffic management will be in place to minimise the disruption to traffic in the area. Working hours will be between the hours of 7.00am to 5.30pm for duration of the works. Motorists are requested to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors.

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 or at


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