Why Beach Nourishment? Preservation and restoration
According to the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT), Beach nourishment or replenishment is the artificial placement of sand on an eroded shore to maintain the amount of sand present in the foundation of the coast, and this way to compensate for natural erosion and to a greater or lesser extent protect the area against storm surge.
Climate change and the expected rise in the sea level require forceful coastal management. Beach nourishment is probably the best management tool that protects and controls coastal development without degrading the beach.
Beach nourishment also often aims at maintaining beach width for tourism and recreational purposes. The process involves dredging material (sand, gravel, small pebbles) from a source area (offshore, near-land or inland) to feed the beach where erosion is occurring.
Throughout the duration of the project, a high standard of environmental controls was implemented, with utmost consideration given to minimizing any potential environmental impacts.
The successful completion of the Port Beach Sand Renourishment project is a significant achievement for Rohde Nielsen, the Port of Fremantle, and the City of Fremantle!