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, chaired by Minister for Regional NSW, the Hon. Tara Moriarty, 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, Minister for the Hunter, the Hon. Yasmin Catley, and representatives from the WorimiAboriginal Land Council, Department of Regional NSW, Department of Planning and Environment, Port of Newcastle, NSW Coastal Council, and the Stockton Community Liaison Group.

Community updates

The Taskforce committed to develop Quarterly Community Updates, issued jointly by the NSW Government and City of Newcastle following each Taskforce meeting.

September 2023 - Community Update

Amenity sand nourishment

The amenity sand renourishment process, managed by the NSW Government, will source sand from the outer channel of Newcastle Harbour and place the sand into the near shore at Stockton Beach from mid-October.

View more details in the NSW Public Works Information Sheet here.