Sand replenishment at Manning Point set for May

Sand replenishment works will occur at locations along the beach at Manning Point and Old Bar in May, MidCoast Council said. photo

Beach scraping will move sand to better protect the beach from erosion events.

Access to parts of the beach will be restricted between 7am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday during the works, the council said.

Works will start in Manning Point in early May then move on to Old Bar. The works are expected to take five weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Sand scraping is an interim coastal management option. Sand is shifted from the intertidal zone, between high and low tide, and placed against the eroded dune line.

The works add to the existing sand buffer. It will be eroded by the ocean, protecting the existing coastline on a temporary basis.

This short term solution aims to protect community assets as well as beach amenity.

The works will build upon two successful campaigns, first implemented in 2018.