Plans for new buffer at Jimmys Beach

Work is expected to begin next week for a new buffer on Jimmys Beach.


Plans for new buffer at Jimmys BeachCONTINUED storm conditions have taken a toll on Jimmys Beach and MidCoast Council will work next week to establish a new sand buffer before the winter storm period begins.

Council has continued to keep a close eye on the erosion hotspot as consistent storm conditions continued throughout summer with plans in place to restore the sand buffer at the pinch point, using 5,000 cubic metres of sand from the Winda Woppa stockpile.

“It’s important that we undertake replenishment of the beach each year before the winter storm period begins and the erosion risk increases,” explained Robert Scott, MidCoast Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services.

“This year, unfortunately for Jimmys, we’ve had more storms than usual throughout summer, which is generally when the sand naturally builds on the beachfront.

“With the Easter holiday period approaching, we are bringing forward targeted replenishment in the worst spot at the pinch point.

“This will provide a good beach profile through the holidays and provide protection from further storms that are predicted.”

Hawks Nest locals will need to follow the signage in place as trucks and excavators work on and around the beachfront, with work expected to take place from Monday through to Friday.

“The plan is to manually place the sand onto the beach along the Boulevarde, between Guya Street and Kururma Crescent,” explained Rob.

“This type of targeted sand replenishment is part of the beach management program for Jimmys Beach and will allow us a buffer until we undertake a major sand transfer campaign using the pumping system that we have planned for May.

“We have previously used sand scraping to shift and shape the beach to provide good results.

“The current conditions favour some targeted manual replenishment in the short term.”

The most recent sand replenishment of Jimmys Beach was in August last year, in conjunction with the dredging of the lower Myall River.

To find out more about our coastal management work, head to our website

One thought on “Plans for new buffer at Jimmys Beach

  1. so cool. How many millions – if not 10’s of millions has this inept backward hill billy council pissed up against the wall on this tiny strip of sand. Sucks to be you people of the midcoast.

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