Sandpiper to Dredge Terranora Inlet

Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries and Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said dredging of the lower Tweed River and Terranora Inlet valued at $1 million will be undertaken over the next few months.

Contracts for the two dredging projects have been awarded to local firm Sandpiper Dredging, which is based at Tweed Heads,” Mr Humphries said.

The work is expected to take 20 weeks and involves dredging 26,600 cubic meters of sand from the lower Tweed River between the confluence of Terranora Inlet and Barneys Point Bridge.

“A further 26,400 cubic metres of sand will be dredged from Terranora Inlet opposite Ebenezer Park.

“The proposed dredging will remove shoaled areas and improve navigation for boaters in these sections of waterway.

“Sand dredged from the river and inlet will be used to nourish beaches at Fingal (Lower Tweed) and Kingscliff, in the case of Terranora Inlet dredging.

“Both of these beaches have experienced severe erosion from ocean storms in the past.”

Mr Provest said the projects are being funded by the NSW Government under the dredging of priority waterways on the north coast program.

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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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