Current activities

Sand pumping is currently directed to Snapper Rocks East.

Sand pumping occurs primarily at night. However, in certain circumstances such as system testing, pump maintenance and storm events, pumping may take place during the day.  When sand delivery outlets are discharging it is in your interest to keep clear for safety reasons. The individual sand delivery outlets have different uses.  Access diagram showing Basis of outlet usage (PDF 220kb).


The entrance condition is monitored continually, and entrance surveys are undertaken quarterly (January, April, July and October).

The need for dredging is assessed following each survey.

The last Dredging Campaign (No. 7) commenced on 17 May 2008 and was completed on 24 September 2008. About 200,000 cubic metres of sand were removed from the Tweed River entrance area to improve navigation conditions. Sand was placed between Duranbah Beach and Pt Danger at depths of up to -20m below sea level. The main objective of this campaign was to place sand in such a way as to slow its movement into Coolangatta Bay.

Access our most recent seabed map of the Tweed River Entrance on our Survey page. Access monthly pumping and dredging volumes on Sand delivery.

Page last updated/reviewed: 19 Oct 2015