Golden Beach Sand Dredging
  • Last updated:
  • 20 Sep 2016

Beaches are an important part of the recreational lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast.

Protecting the Coast's beaches is a service council undertakes through Federal and State Government permits. This enables council to:

  • place sand on beaches within the Golden Beach area
  • maintain the appeal of the beaches at Golden Beach for the community to enjoy
  • protect public structures from coastal erosion impacts.

Council works closely with the community and environmental organisations to protect seasgrass meadows, migratory birds and aquatic life within the Pumicestone Passage.

Project update

To dredge sand within the Pumicestone Passage at Golden beach, council was required to obtain Federal and State Government approvals for beach nourishment and dredging works.

Where to from here

Council will continue the dredging program at Golden Beach in 2015/16 financial year according to the conditions of the approved permits.


A Seagrass Monitoring Plan developed by council was also approved by the Federal Environment Minister in January 2014. The Golden Beach, Beach Nourishment and Dredging Works Compliance Report 2013 and 2014 has also been developed. Project-related documents include:


If you would like more information, please contact council’s Coastal Engineer on (07) 5499 5107.