Council to Fix Up Shingley and Airlie Beaches Before Summer

Two popular beaches in Airlie Beach will be rejuvenated with new sand over the next fortnight, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), Whitsunday Regional Council said in its latest release.

When Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsundays in March and some sandy beaches were eaten away by the strong winds and high tides.

Mayor Andrew Willcox said that the Category D beach replenishment funding was received just in time to fix up the beaches before summer.

We are getting back to business, and this beach replenishment funding will help restore our beaches for all of our Airlie Beach locals and visitors,” he said.

The new sand to replenish the beaches will be taken from the Don River, in the north of in the region.

Work began yesterday to renourish Shingley Beach with 1100 cubic meters of sand, and is expected to be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting.

During the next week, the council will move onto the main Airlie Beach, near the foreshore, placing around 1250 cubic meters of sand on the beach.

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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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