In the Samoan island of Upolu, a villager is reporting seeing myriads of trucks loaded with sand mined from local beaches.
A plan to mine iron sands off the South Taranaki coast is back on the table.
Photo source: ©© Lileepod North Stradbroke Island sand mining to end by 2019- Sand mining will come to an end on North Stradbroke Island by 2019, reversing a decision by the former Newman administration to extend Sibelco’s lease to 2035… Learn More – Latest published article (06-01-2016)
Sand mining will come to an end on North Stradbroke Island by 2019, reversing a decision by the former Newman administration to extend Sibelco’s lease to 2035.
Former Australian’s prime minister Malcolm Fraser, began the process of ending sand mining on Fraser Island in 1976, which finally succeeded in 1996 when the island was listed as a World Heritage site.
The once vast sand dunes in Sydney’s south have been farmed, trimmed down by sandmining, filmed and eroded by wind and rain. Now they face encroaching housing developments
A section of beach that fell into the sea on North Stradbroke Island is starting to reappear.The “rapid beach erosion event” swallowed up an estimated 100m section of the beach.
To those of us who visit beaches only in summer, they seem as permanent a part of our natural heritage as the Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes. But shore dwellers know differently. Beaches are the most transitory of landscapes, and sand beaches the most vulnerable of all.
The Newman Government has misled the media and the public over its amendments to North Stradbroke Island sand mining legislation.