Statement on coastal damage following weekend weather event
Large and powerful surf conditions combined with high tides have impacted sections of Newcastle's coastline over the weekend. This has been compounded by recent severe weather events.
Newcastle’s southern beaches have been significantly affected, with Bar Beach again stripped of sand, while beach accessways at Merewether Beach, Bar Beach, Dixon Park Beach and Stockton Beach remain closed.
All of Newcastle's beaches, with the exception of Nobbys Beach, remain closed due to ongoing dangerous surf conditions and closed accessways. City of Newcastle is undertaking daily inspections of all Newcastle beaches to ensure public safety.
Repair work in response to repeated recent East Coast low events are due to commence this month (weather dependent) at Cooks Hill Surf Life Saving Club and accessways at Merewether Beach, Bar Beach, Dixon Park Beach and Stockton Beach. Once the repair work is complete, all safe accessways will reopen to the public.