Australia: Nobby Beach Works Hit Top Gear
Beach maintenance works and a change in the weather and ocean swell are having a positive impact on the city’s beaches.
Mayor Tom Tate said the hard work by Council maintenance crews had resulted in some obvious changes to Surfers Paradise beaches.
“It’s a week to go before Easter holiday crowds arrive on the Gold Coast and I want them to know that they will be able to enjoy a beach experience among the many other activities that are available on the Gold Coast.”
“Our crews have been hard at work from 6am to 6pm six days a week, and are making great progress to ensure our magnificent beaches are brought back to their best ahead of the arrival of holiday crowds,” he said.
“The weather is now finally starting to assist us, and sand can be seen returning naturally to some beaches as well.”
The Mayor said that added to Council’s efforts, he welcomed the valuable contribution that other were also making to the beach works.
“Its been phenomenal to have the State Government, GoldLinQ, and developers get on board, supplying the city with high quality sand,” he said.
“Sand is being placed on Nobby Beach from a development site, along with a contribution from GoldLinQ to nourish the beach immediately in front of the Nobby SLSC.
“The Council is also working with the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to dredge 60,000 cubic metres of high quality sand to replenish beaches from Surfers Paradise northwards. These works will take place after the Easter holiday period.
“I welcome this level of collaboration from business and government with our Council to help us manage our beaches.”
Maintenance crews expect to relocate an estimated further 5000 cubic metres of sand over the next week.
Press Release, March 21, 2013