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  May 2017    38,813 m3
Sand pumped this year (to end of May 2017)  181,285 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 May 2017 36,231 m3
Sand dredged this year (to end of May 2017) 93,355 m3

Sand dredged in 2016 (January to December 2016)

41,938 m3

Sand Placement Areas

Sand Placement Areas


SR-ESnapper Rocks East
SR-WSnapper Rocks West
D'BAHDuranbah Beach
C-NCentre Nearshore
I-NInner Nearshore
ONR-COuter Nearshore Reserve-Centre
ONR-SR/EOuter Nearshore Reserve-Snapper Rocks East
ONR-SR/WOuter Nearshore Reserve-Snapper Rocks West
E-ONRExtended Outer Nearshore Reserve
E-D'BAHExtended Duranbah Nearshore Reserve

Page last updated/reviewed: 20 Jun 2017