Sand bypassing and beach nourishment works

Published: Thursday, 8 November 2018 at 9:01:47 AM

The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise sand bypassing works will be undertaken by Mid West Ports Authority on St Georges Beach from 12 November to 16 November 2018 and at Beresford Foreshore from 26 November to 30 November 2018 as part of the Northern Beaches Stabilisation Programme.

During this period, Mid West Ports Authority will transport sand from Pages Beach to placement sites along St Georges Beach and 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.

To minimise the disruption to traffic in the area traffic management will be in place from 7am to 5.30pm for duration of the works.

The City apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause.

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 by email at

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