Kangaroo Point Contract Awarded

Port Stephens Council has engaged Whitehead & Associates in conjunction with Coastal Environment Pty to develop options for the removal of the 80m seawall that currently extends along the foreshore to the north of Kangaroo Point Foreshore. 

This seawall is currently failing; eroding on both the landward and seaward side of the wall.

Vertical seawalls are no longer considered appropriate coastal protection structures as they often exacerbate erosion, decrease beach amenity and generally degrade the marine environment.

It is envisioned the end design will deliver a solution that manages the current erosion issues in harmony with the local environment, character, usage, safety, public pressure, community desires and longterm stability.

Whitehead and Associates have investigated and quantified the coastal processes that affect this section of foreshore including wind and swell waves, longshore sand transport rates and offshore bathymetric data.

This information is vital in developing the most sustainable and robust solution for the longterm protection of the site.

 

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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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