Marengo Beach Renourishment Underway

Photo courtesy of DELWP

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will replenish sand levels at Marengo to protect critical infrastructure behind the foreshore, reports the Otway Coast Committee.

Contractors will transport 16,000 cubic meters of sand from Apollo Bay Harbor to Marengo, creating an additional three meters of sand dune along 500 meters of beach.

DELWP Land and Built Environment Program Manager Frances Northeast said: “By providing an immediate buffer from winter storms, the additional sand will safeguard infrastructure including the Great Ocean Road path, public car parking and the Great Ocean Road foundation.”

The sand for this project will be dredged from the Apollo Bay Harbor, where an excess of sand has built up,” added Frances Northeast. “The upcoming works build on a sand renourishment undertaken at Marengo last year, which averted further erosion behind the foreshore.

The Marengo foreshore will be closed during the works, however the public can access the beach outside of construction hours.

The $100,000 works are being carried out by DELWP with the support of the Otway Coast Committee.

In the coming weeks, DELWP will also provide support for a Colac Otway Shire Council sand renourishment project at Apollo Bay, where storms have caused significant erosion along the foreshore.

 

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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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