Council “Working around the clock” at Stockton

Filed under Erosion & Landcare, Newcastle LGA, News, Weather ~ by Press on  27 Jul 2020

Council staff and contractors have been working around the clock to protect the beach and nearby buildings at Stockton.

Stockton Beach buttressing work late yesterday.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasts large and powerful surf conditions again today, with three-and-a-half metre waves from the east to south-east today.

City of Newcastle has been doing maintenance, protection, and repair works at Stockton since the last east coast low two weeks ago.

City of Newcastle has had two sand hopper trucks, multiple excavators, cranes and other machinery operating in Stockton since last week’s weather event,” said Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.

We have undertaken significant sandbagging works reinforcing existing sandbags and replacing those that were compromised. One location that experienced significant erosion during the last east coast low was at the end of Griffiths Street and we have replaced a number of sandbags in that location.

We have also moved brick rubble that was previously washed onto the beach back closer to the bank and used some of it to reinforce one of the structures at the northern end of the Surf Life Saving Club.”

People are advised to stay clear of coastal areas including Stockton Beach and follow warnings and directional signage. All beach accessways remain closed and traffic control will be in place at various locations.

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.



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