Dredging of the Coffs Outer Harbor Completed (Australia)

Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries and Member for Coffs Harbor Andrew Fraser have announced that major dredging of the Coffs Harbor outer harbor has finished, with 30,000 cubic metres of sand transferred to Park Beach.

The sand nourishment of Park Beach and dune re-profiling has also been completed,” Mr Humphries said. “Fencing and vegetation is being arranged to reduce the impacts of sand drift from Park Beach to adjoining foreshore land. The dredging cost $410,000 and was funded by the NSW Government under our commitment to maintaining safe boating access into NSW ports.

Member for Coffs Harbor Andrew Fraser said that the dredging at the entrance to the boat harbor demonstrated the NSW Government’s commitment to sustainable dredging on the north coast.

In the recent State budget the NSW Government provided $10 million for north coast dredging projects over the next four years, highlighting the importance of this work,Mr Fraser said. “The outer harbor dredging has improved boating access to the inner harbor and marina and replenished the sand at Park Beach that was adversely affected by erosion.”

During the visit to Coffs Harbor as part of the NSW Nationals week-long Parliamentary Bus Tour of northern NSW communities, Mr Humphries and Mr Fraser also announced work on upgrading the southeast and southwest breakwaters at Coffs Harbor.

The work involves placing additional rock to fill voids created by environmental wear and tear and to widen the breakwaters and place material on the crests to improve pedestrian access,” Mr Humphries said. “The job is expected to take up to six weeks to complete at a cost of around $350,000 funded by the NSW Government.”

Press Release, July 31, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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