Col Nicholson, Hawks Nest shows exposed Sand Transfer pipes at Hawks Nest News Of The Area Opinion Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - April 15, 2020 Taken on 9th April – Exposed pipes. Dear News Of The Area AS a frequent beach walker I was interested to see the work Council has done to cover the Sand Transfer System pipe and restore the pump station access road following recent erosion. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] I never feared for my safety and the sight of the exposed pipe didn’t offend me but I was concerned that Council’s remedial work might be undone by further erosion at this unstable site. So it has proved. Only a week after the work was completed, a series of 1.9 metre high tides has removed a substantial volume of the material put in place by Council and has undermined and once again exposed the STS pipe. The erosion is continuing. A second restoration project will be required. I sympathise with Council but perhaps they would have been better served by simply disconnecting the short, troublesome section of pipe, dragging it to the adjacent stable dune area, then reconnecting the pipe and repairing the access road in a single operation just before the next pumping program commences. The photos were taken on 9th April. They show the extent of the erosion which has occurred since the last report in the News Of The Area. Col Nicholson Hawks Nest Taken on 9th April – Exposed pipes.