The Canaipa Passage dredging project has been completed in time for the busy summer season, reports the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA).
GCWA invested $500,000 to maintain safe navigational access to the important link between Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast.
They also added that the dredging will provide a depth of -2.5m LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide) in the channel. This project was finished ahead of schedule and under budget due to favorable weather conditions and GCWA’s streamlined project delivery processes.
GCWA Acting CEO Jessica Bourner said that the Authority has committed over $15 million to dredging projects across the next four years to make sure navigation channels and destinations remain safe and accessible for all waterways users.
“As a waterways city, these works are vital to ensure we’re sustainably managing Gold Coast waterways for everyone who uses them,” said Ms Bourner.
“Our Program ensures that the waterways are well planned and maintained so that those who use and enjoy them can do so safely and responsibly. It’s also about making sure that they remain an important asset for current and future residents, visitors and businesses to enjoy.”
“Over the coming years, more dredging will be carried out in the Coomera River, at Jacobs Well, Jumpinpin, Main Channel, Nerang River, North Channel, South Channel, South Wavebreak Island and West Crab Island.” said Ms Bourner.
The Canaipa Passage project focused on maintaining safe navigable depths and replenishing the foreshore at Slipping Sands and is an important part of GCWA’s Waterways Management Program.