Sand Restoration Works at Horseshoe Bay About to Begin

Townsville City Council said in its latest announcement that their crews are set to conduct sand restoration works on Horseshoe Bay during the next couple of weeks.

Division 3 Councillor, Ann-Maree Greaney, said that managing erosion in Horseshoe Bay is a priority for the council.

Horseshoe Bay is a popular destination on Magnetic Island and regular restoration work is needed to keep it looking its best,” Cr Greaney said.

“The major factors causing the erosion are rainfall run-off and high tides.

“Council is developing a long-term plan to reduce erosion and make the Horseshoe Bay beach more resilient to weather events.”

In order for the restoration work to be undertaken, a temporary beach closure will be in place from May 14 – 18, while sand is moved from the eastern end of the bay to the affected areas, the council stated.

 

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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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