Funding to bring sand to Stockton for school holidays

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock today announced an additional $175,000 of funding for the City of Newcastle Council to begin work to boost sand volumes on Stockton Beach.

Arenic Rudosols on sand dunes at Stockton Beach, north of Newcastle, NSW

“The newest round of funding will enable approximately 5,500 tonnes of sand to be placed on the beach to the south of Lexie’s Café in time for the Christmas school holidays,” Mrs Hancock said. 

“In the past few months alone more than half a million dollars in funding has been provided by the NSW Government to support the local Council manage erosion issues at the beach.”

Funding has been made available through the Government’s Coast and Estuaries Grants Program.

The NSW Government continues to support the Council’s investigations into potential long-term solutions to improve the condition of the beach, including its investigation into offshore sand dredging.

“I know delays have frustrated the community, but I assure locals my Department is doing everything it can to assist Council investigate all potential options to support beach replenishment efforts.”