Stockton Beach Works Updates

This page is updated regularly with the latest updates on coastal works at Stockton Beach. Please note the coastal environment is always changing and scheduled works and beach access information is subject to change.

Monthly Works Update 

December 2020

Monthly Update.

Holiday Season Update - 15 December

We will continue to monitor ocean and weather events and respond to any emergency events if they were to arise over the holiday period. Beach accessways have been repaired and opened wherever possible to ensure safety and we ask that you please follow the direction of signage. 

Special update - 10 December 2020 - Barrie Crescent rockbag temporary emergency works

City of Newcastle is commencing work to install a temporary rock bag protection structure along Barrie Crescent.

The works will provide improved resilience to coastal erosion along Barrie Crescent until mass sand nourishment can be delivered under the Stockton Coastal Management Program 2020.  

Next steps:

  1. Site investigation works will take place at Barrie Crescent before Christmas (weather depending). This will allow for the design of the temporary rockbag structure to be finalised for construction, so that works can start as soon as possible in 2021. During these investigation works we will utilise on-site machinery to reinstate safer beach access from Stone Street, and remove nearby historic tank traps ahead of the busy summer period. 
  2. The assembly of rock bags at the Ballast Ground area will commence in mid-January.  
  3. Placement of the rockbags at Barrie Crescent is scheduled to begin in February 2021. These works will take approximately three months. 

Thank you for your patience while we complete these important works.

Previous Updates

City of Newcastle requests all residents and visitors be aware of changed conditions and follow directional signage, warnings notices and the instructions of authorities.

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