Gold Coast: Palm Beach Gets New Sand

In a Gold Coast tradition spanning 26 years, 35,000 cubic meters of sand is being dredged from Currumbin Creek to renourish southern Palm Beach.

Last month, in the first stage of the beach nourishment program, 30,000 cubic meters of sand was dredged from Tallebudgera Creek and placed onto Burleigh Beach.

Mayor Tom Tate inspected the dredging project to take a first-hand look at the progress of the Currumbin Creek works.

“Our $945,000 dredging campaign is an integral part of our efforts to maintain and replenish sand on our beaches ready for summer,” said Cr Tate.

“In phase one, some 1000m³ cubic meters of sand was pumped daily around the Burleigh headland and along southern Burleigh Beach, where natural processes help spread it north.”

Cr Tate said that sand replenishment and seawalls were key actions of the City’s $22 million total investment in the beaches this year.

“We have recently completed constructing seawalls at Kurrawa and Narrowneck,” he said.

“This will be followed by major beach nourishment works in 2017, which will provide offshore dredging of clean marine sand that will be used to nourish vulnerable sections of the coastline to significantly increase beach profiles at Palm Beach and the northern beaches, from Miami to Main Beach.” 

Dredging at Tallebudgera Creek was completed last month, while the Currumbin Creek works are scheduled to finish by December.

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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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