Adelaide beach works

Sand carting from Semaphore to West Beach and Henley Beach South

Works: Sand carting from the Semaphore South breakwater and the beach between the Semaphore and Largs Bay jetties to West Beach and Henley Beach South

Duration: Periodically from mid-October to mid-December 2019, then again 2-3 times per year in 2020 and 2021.

Contact: DEWCoasts@sa.gov.au or phone 8124 4928

West Beach and Henley Beach South are suffering from significant erosion.

Sand has been carted to West Beach and Henley Beach South from the Semaphore South breakwater since October 2018 to address the significant erosion of the dunes.

Carting of sand from the Semaphore South breakwater resumes in the week of 14 October.

Once a beach access path at Semaphore is completed, sand carting from between the Semaphore and Largs Bay jetties will commence until the 2019/20 summer school holidays.  

The beach between the Semaphore and Largs Bay jetties will only be used as a sand source when the primary source at the Semaphore South breakwater needs time to naturally replenish. All works are weather dependent.  

The sand distribution works will protect and replenish West Beach and Henley Beach South with flow-on benefits for our whole metropolitan coast.

Sand carting by trucks is a short-term measure until the Semaphore to West Beach sand recycling pipeline is built and additional external sand is sourced.

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Sand pumping from Glenelg to Kingston Park

Works: Annual sand recycling is underway with sand being pumped to replenish beaches from Glenelg to Kingston Park.

Duration: Currently underway until November 2019

Contact: DEWCoasts@sa.gov.au or phone 8124 4928