Delivering sand for Stockton
The NSW Government and City of Newcastle are working to restore sand to Stockton Beach and revitalise this much-loved stretch of coastline for the Stockton community.
Progress on sourcing sand for Stockton has continued throughout 2023. The NSW Government has taken the lead to deliver 100,000 cubic metres of sand for initial amenity sand renourishment.
The Stockton Beach Taskforce, now chaired by Minister for the Hunter, the Hon. Yasmin Catley, was established to drive the implementation of sustainable long-term solutions to the coastal erosion issues for Stockton Beach. Alongside the Chair, members include City of Newcastle Lord Mayor, Nuatali Nelmes, and representatives from the Worimi Aboriginal Land Council, Department of Regional NSW, Department of Planning and Environment, Port of Newcastle, NSW Coastal Council, and the Stockton Community Liaison Group.
The Taskforce committed to develop Quarterly Community Updates, issued jointly by the NSW Government and City of Newcastle following each Taskforce meeting.
December 2023 - Community Update
September 2023 - Community Update
Stockton Beach Repair Blueprint
The Department of Planning and Environment has released the Stockton Beach Repair Blueprint, which has been prepared to outline the NSW Government’s roadmap for delivering its $21 million election commitment to repair Stockton Beach. View the Stockton Beach Repair Blueprint here.
Amenity sand nourishment
The amenity sand renourishment process, managed by the NSW Government, sourced sand from the outer channel of Newcastle Harbour and placed the sand into the near shore at Stockton Beach from mid-October until early November 2023.
View more details in the NSW Public Works Information Sheet here.