Sand carting will be carried out to address erosion at Adelaide beaches. Picture: SA Department for Environment & Water
Sand carting will be carried out to address erosion at Adelaide beaches. Picture: SA Department for Environment & Water

Residents’ fury over truck carting plan

UP TO 100 trucks will cart sand through suburban streets to replenish Adelaide beaches, leaving residents fearing they will rumble by every few minutes and damage their homes.

As the State Government intensifies its program to restore the stretch from West Beach to Henley Beach, the huge convoy of trucks will operate from 7am to 5pm on weekdays for up to 10 weeks at a time.

Residents on the seaside streets, including in Semaphore and Largs Bay, have not been told that the sand-laden semi-tippers will soon stream past homes.

The Environment Department would not disclose the trucks' full route, but Port Adelaide Enfield Council documents say vehicles will head north along the Esplanade and turn right into Hannay St, Largs Bay, then right on to Military Rd.

The carting, part of a $48.4 million plan to save city beaches from sand erosion, will last eight to 10 weeks, three or four times over the next two years.

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