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.