Jimmy’s Beach erosion continues to cause problems FEATURED Myall Coast News Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - January 16, 2019 MYALL RIVER ACTION GROUP: Gordon Grainger say the situation should be addressed in the very near future. WHILE hundreds of people have flocked to Jimmy’s Beach in Hawks Nest over the holiday period, the beach itself is not faring well. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Erosion along the Boulevarde at Winda Woppa has reached its trigger point. The new Sand Transfer System is still under construction with trials scheduled to take place in April. “The project is being closely monitored by the State Government OEH Department and will provide considerable cost savings over the next 20 years,”Myall River Action Group’s Gordon Grainger said. However the Winda Woppa Association says the pinch point is a long way past the “trigger” point of ten metres of sand buffer and any further severe events will cause significant issues. The Association says MidCoast Council still has sand stockpiled and funding supplied by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for trucking sand to the area. Gordon Grainger believes the Sand Transfer System will require a sand source from the mouth of the Myall River and in turn allow the river to maintain a healthy condition. He said, “The Short Cut, which was dredged in 2015 and provided the stockpile for sand nourishment, has become unnavigable for recreational craft through sand migration and Council estimates another 2 years before a new dredging program will be programmed.” “The situation should be addressed in the very near future as water quality may shortly be affected and we are already receiving reports of dogs at large on Corrie Island.” By: Margie TIERNEY TRIGGER POINT: Jimmy’s Beach, Hawks Nest.