Australia: Deadmans Quarry Receives New Sand

According to, a roughly 20,000 cubic metres of sand has once again been used to replenish the Deadmans Quarry.

The eight week, $350,000 dredging project funded by Great Lakes Council saw sand from Yacaaba transferred by pipe to the Deadmans. The sand will act as a buffer on the Jimmys Beach when wild weather hits and starts the erosion process.

The buffer is part of Great Lakes Council’s Emergency Action Plan to stop the erosion eating into The Boulevarde at Winda Woppa.

Myall River Action Group Spokesman Gordon Grainger said last year’s supply of 20,000 cubic metres of sand was used up in two nights during separate storms in June and July.


Dredging Today Staff, June 6, 2012;