Tweed Sand Bypassing is a joint initiative of the New South Wales and Queensland State Governments. The project's objectives are to establish and maintain a safe, navigable entrance to the Tweed River and restore and maintain the coastal sand drift to the beaches on the southern Gold Coast of Queensland.

The Project is a sand transport system that collects sand from the southern side of the Tweed River entrance at Letitia Spit, and pumps it under the river to outlets on the northern side. From there the sand is transported by waves and  currents to nourish the southern Gold Coast beaches. The project periodically dredges sand that accumulates at the Tweed River entrance which is also transported to southern Gold Coast beaches. The system is designed to transport the natural quantities of sand that move northwards along the coast.

Tweed Sand Bypassing has been part of the Tweed and Southern Gold Coast community for nearly twenty years. It was created for the community, to ensure safe boating access to the Tweed River, and to restore and maintain the natural supply of sand to the southern Gold Coast beaches for all to enjoy.

In September 2024, the Concession Agreement (the contract between the Governments and the Operator) will expire. To assist in developing a new operating model, TSB has established the “TSB Transition Project”.

Tweed Sand Bypassing has recently launched a large community consultation process to support the TSB Transition Project.

The Transition is investigating a wide range of different aspects of TSB such as the social impacts, operations and governance, in preparation for the design of a new operating system when the current Concession Agreement expires in September 2024.

You can find out more information here.

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