Thousands of cubic metres of sand has been dumped on two of the most heavily eroded beaches on Queensland's Gold Coast.
Repairs were not due to begin until April but improved weather conditions brought the date forward and council wants to demonstrate the city's beaches are open for business this Easter.
Truckloads of sand sourced from construction sites have been sent to replenish parts of Surfers Paradise and Nobby Beach.
The council's director of engineering services, Warren Day, says authorities are hoping the repairs are not undone by further wet weather.
"We're as confident as we can [be]," he said.
"Obviously, you make the best call [you can].
"We've got a particular problem there - we've got some material and we're hoping that putting it there will make significant improvements.
"Everything in life involves risk management and we do believe this is an appropriate course of action to take."
He says the extra sand has been taken to the worst-affected and most popular areas of the coastline.
"It's certainly not going to take care of all the scarping along the full length [of the coastline] but the idea is to give the sand to the worst scarping areas," he said.
"We've got other projects coming into effect after Easter, which will assist as well, so it's a good step in the right direction."
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