The Foreshore Acts, 1933 to 1998, contain provisions to control the removal or disturbance of beach material. For example, in order to lawfully remove or disturb such material on State-owned foreshore, a person would require to be licensed under the Foreshore Acts which are administered by my Department.
If the Deputy or anybody else is concerned about the removal or disturbance of beach material in any particular area he or they should immediately alert my Department or the relevant local authority, giving as much detailed information as is available, so that the matter may be promptly investigated and necessary action taken. The relevant local authority would ordinarily be the first to be contacted because of the likelihood of a breach of the planning Acts also being involved.
Any problems arising from the use of vehicles on beaches can be addressed by the relevant local authority which can control access of vehicles to beaches.