Semaphore Sand Collection

The State Government is currently carting sand to West Beach and Henley Beach South from the Semaphore South breakwater to address ongoing erosion of the dunes. The aim is to steadily supply sand and replenish erosion at affected beaches through winter and into spring. The beach replenishment is putting sand on our most vulnerable and eroded beaches including West Beach and Henley Beach South, with benefits to other beaches as sand moves northward.

Starting later this year, sand needs to be collected from beaches between the Semaphore jetty and Largs Bay jetty, which have large sand accumulations, to supplement the amount of sand collected from the Semaphore South breakwater. Whilst the breakwater is designed to trap sand as it naturally moves northward, there is a need to rest this supply so it can replenish. The sand carting is planned to commence after the October school holidays and run until mid-December 2019. During this time, sand may also be collected from the Semaphore South breakwater. Sand carting will pause over the summer break before resuming in February or March 2020.

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