A beach renourishment is the introduction of sand to a beach which has been depleted through coastal processes (wind, waves and tidal flow) and storm events.

Renourishments can be undertaken through a variety of methods including dredging, sand relocation and the introduction of clean quarry sand. They provide a buffer against coastal erosion and widen the beach for improved community use.

Projects 2015-16 to 2016-17

Six Port Phillip Bay beaches and foreshores will benefit from a $4.8 million program over the next two years.

These renourishment projects have been prioritised following an independent assessment and we are working with local land managers to deliver them.

In addition to these projects, we will conduct annual beach monitoring with input from the community and local government.

We will also administer two awards to postgraduate university students for coastal research projects in Port Phillip and Westernport.

Renourishments will be delivered at these beaches:

  • Sandringham
  • Sorrento West
  • Eastern Beach Geelong
  • St Helens and Moorpanyl
  • Hampton
  • Carrum


The Sandringham Sand Management Scoping Study outlines the three options recommended for further protection of the Sandringham Beach: Sandringham Sand Management Scoping Study (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Page last updated: 16/07/19