Sand delivery

Sand is delivered by a combination of dredging (since 1995) and pumping using the fixed bypass system (since March 2001). Dredging and pumping quantities can be found in the tables below.


Current pumping locations can be found on our Current activities page.

Sand pumped in October 2017 13,674 m3
Sand pumped this year (to end of October 2017) 340,169 m3
Sand pumped in 2016 (January to December 2016) 419,564 m3
Pipeline and pump discharge outlets

Duranbah pumping


Dredging of the Tweed River Entrance is currently being undertaken.

Sand dredged in October 2017 0 m3
Sand dredged this year (to end of October 2017) 216,604.70 m3
Sand dredged in 2016 (January to December 2016) 41,938 m3

Sand Placement Areas

Sand Placement Areas


SR-E Snapper Rocks East
SR-W Snapper Rocks West
D'BAH Duranbah Beach
C-N Centre Nearshore
I-N Inner Nearshore
ONR-C Outer Nearshore Reserve-Centre
ONR-SR/E Outer Nearshore Reserve-Snapper Rocks East
ONR-SR/W Outer Nearshore Reserve-Snapper Rocks West
E-ONR Extended Outer Nearshore Reserve
E-D'BAH Extended Duranbah Nearshore Reserve

Page last updated/reviewed: 14 Dec 2017