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Prior to the sand bypass system, sand that naturally moved northwards along the coast accumulated on Letitia Spit behind the Tweed River's southern training wall. As sand was being trapped, the southern Gold Coast beaches didn't receive their natural sand supply and beaches weren't able to fully recover following storm erosion events.

The bypass system provides a practical means of moving sand past the Tweed River entrance and will keep the beaches in a condition like that seen prior to the training walls' construction in the 1960s.

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