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Impact assessment on northern beaches

An independent assessment of the impact of moving sand from the northern beaches has been undertaken.

The first phase was completed in 2020 and assessed the impact of moving sand from the northern beaches in the short term before the sand recycling pipeline is built. It confirmed that the northern beaches will recover and continue to grow despite the short term impacts of moving sand.

The second phase includes assessing the longer term impacts of the Semaphore to West Beach sand recycling pipeline implementation.

Community representatives have been involved in the process.