Stockton Erosion Update

23 Jul 2020

City of Newcastle will relocate the two remaining beachfront cabins at Stockton Beach Holiday Park to higher ground away from the threat of erosion within the south west corner of the park this Friday.

We ask that residents and visitors to Stockton take care if they are in the vicinity of the caravan park on Friday and follow directions in place.

City of Newcastle is continuing discussions with stakeholders around plans for the other cabins, which were relocated from the beach to land adjacent to the pool at the southern end of the caravan park in February to protect them from the impending coastal erosion event that was later declared a Natural Disaster.

These cabins are not operational and City of Newcastle has no current plans for their use.

Friday’s relocation comes ahead of another east coast low forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology to occur early next week. It is predicted to bring more high winds and large swells for the coastline.

City of Newcastle continues to monitor the seawalls and emergency sandbagging at Stockton and contractors are undertaking works to repair existing sandbags in preparation for the next swell event. This work will continue to be carried out tonight, Friday evening and across the weekend, with contractors working until at least 8pm (due to tides) between Stone Street and north of Griffiths Avenue.

All accessways remain closed and traffic control will be in place at various locations when needed.

To stay up to date on the weather warnings, please follow the Bureau of Meteorology www.bom.gov.au, and for emergencies, the State Emergency Services at www.ses.nsw.gov.au  or phone 13 25 00.