Time and the tide wait for no-one, and sands stay still for even fewer.
Such is the lesson learned at Port Kembla Beach, where the local sands are proving to be frequent flyers.
Cowper St was doused in the sandy stuff on Tuesday after heavy winds whipped it up from the beach. Wollongong City Council staff had to use a backhoe to clear the slippery silica off the road.
It came just days after the council said it had installed sand-break fencing at the north end of the beach in an effort to reduce the extent of the blowback.
While many beaches have lost much sand in recent storms, Port Kemba accumulates it at the northern end.
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The popular ocean-fed pool has been closed several times over the past year because of sand buildup around its intake pipe.
Acting lord mayor Tania Brown said she hoped the sediment fence trial may help stabilise the site.
"Our beaches and sand dunes are dynamic environments and weather conditions can have a very different effect, depending on the direction of the wind, and the size of the sea swells," Cr Brown said.
"Right now, we've got Port Kembla Beach seeing significant sand movement, and Thirroul Beach with major sand loss. It will be interesting to see the results from this trial."
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