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Opinion | Urgent funding needed to save Stockton beach

By Keith Craig, Simon Jones and Kate Johnston
Updated September 24 2019 - 1:18pm, first published January 27 2018 - 2:30am
HIGH TIME FOR ACTION: Wild seas have exposed tank traps on Stockton beach.
HIGH TIME FOR ACTION: Wild seas have exposed tank traps on Stockton beach.

The history of beach erosion in Stockton started with the completion of the northern breakwater in 1912. The alongshore drift of sand from the south to the north, bringing 41,000 cubic metres of sand a year to Stockton beach, has been stopped by breakwaters at the entrance to Newcastle harbour. Stockton had sand dunes running along the beach and there were more than 100 metres of sand from the dunes to the surf.

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