Gold Coast Beach Works Underway

Image source: Gold Coast Waterways Authority

Beach restoration works are currently underway across the Gold Coast – with locals and visitors urged to stay clear of heavy machinery, the City of Gold Coast said in their latest release. 

“These are large scale work sites so please give the machinery a wide berth,’’ said Mayor Tom Tate.

“We will be taking advantage of reduced swells and winds to quickly restore the beaches to their best.”

“Despite the huge swells, our beaches held up exceptionally well thanks to the $30-million-plus investment in a range of beach measures over the last five years.”

“These include our annual sand dredging and pumping at Currumbin and Tallebudgera creeks. These works deliver around 60,000 cubic meters of sand on to our beaches every year.”

“In 2017, we invested $13.9 million on an historic sand dredging and sand ‘rainbowing’ project. That delivered three million cubic meters on to our beaches, from an area just behind the wave zone.”

“Sand lost from this recent event is now laying out the back of the main break. Nature will push that sand back on to our beaches over the next six to 12 months but we will give it a helping hand with the works we are undertaking today.’’

Mayor Tate yesterday launched the $18.2 million Palm Beach Artificial Reef project. This scheme is set to start in April and be finished by October 2020, the city 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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