Coastal Erosion Control

Beach Reclamation

Coastal erosion control requires a long term plan, a systematic approach and a combination of both soft and heavy engineering solutions. The Soil Conservation Service specialise in all of these aspects and has a proven track record in successful beach reclamation. We also work with all various stakeholders in these areas of environmental sensitivity.

Where development along the coast has been allowed to encroach onto beach dunes, the natural protective vegetation is often destroyed, resulting in erosion of the dunes. SCS has been involved in many programs and typically involves filling in blow outs and reshaping eroded dunes. This work prepares the dune for planting with a native cover crop to provide initial cover while more permanent species establish.

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Let us assist you with your coastal erosion problem. For more information please contact our specialist beach reclamation team on (02) 9523 0828, or email scs.enquiries@scs.nsw.gov.au.

Page last updated/reviewed: 31 Mar 2014