Surfers Paradise beachfill campaign starting in June

The City of Gold Coast has appointed a contractor to operate and maintain the Surfers Paradise Sand Backpass from 2024 to 2027.

Photo courtesy of the City of Gold Coast

Setup works are underway from May. The 2024 sand pumping campaign is expected to run from mid-June until early September.

The Surfers Paradise Sand Backpass System is a sand transport system running from The Spit to Surfers Paradise. It delivers sand via an underground pipeline to nourish the Gold Coast’s northern beaches.

The backpass system enables regular beach nourishment (sand replacement) campaigns, which usually takes place each winter. The system can also transport sand where needed after a severe weather event.