Guidelines for Sand Nourishment have been developed through the Office of Environment and Heritage Coastal Processes and Responses Node. The Report provides guidance on artificial sand nourishment to improve beach amenity and/or increase protection for backshore assets. ‘It may be a standalone measure for protection, or be used to improve the beach amenity in combination with other adaptation measures such as a seawall’.
The Report entitled ‘ The Effects of Beach Scraping on the Infauna of New Brighton Beach Northern NSW’, was prepared for Byron Shire Council in 2011 by Stephen D.A. Smith, Matthew A. Harrison and Jennifer Rowland, National Marine Science Centre, Southern Cross University.
In 2010, AECOm was engaged by the Sydney Coastal Councils Group to prepare a Beach Sand Nourishment Scoping Study on ‘Maintaining Sydney’s Beach Amenity against Climate Change Sea Level rise.
Beach Scraping as a Coastal Management Option is a paper authored by: James T Carley, Thomas D Shand, Ian R Coghlan, Matthew J Blacka, Ronald J Cox (Water Reasearch Laboratory, UNSW), Adam Littman (Parsons Brinckerhoff), Ben Fitzgibbon, Grant McLean (Byron Shire Council)and Phil Watson (Clarence City Council).