Jetty closure extended

Date posted: 02 July 2013

Glenelg Jetty will be closed for two more weeks as work continues to cover sand pumping infrastructure.

The jetty has been closed on weekdays between 7am and 5pm to allow for an extension to be built over the pipes attached to the side of the jetty. It continues to be open at night and on weekends.

The pipes on the jetty collect seawater, which is then mixed with sand to form a slurry that can easily be pumped along the coast as part of the State Government’s beach replenishment program.

Wave movement and winter storms erode sand from some beaches and cause it to build up at others. To counteract this movement, sand needs to be transferred from one location to another.

In the past, this was done by sand carting, but the newly-completed sand transfer project allows sand to be pumped along the coast, reducing the movement of trucks on beaches and in the streets of beachside suburbs.

Work is now expected to be complete by 22 July.