Gold Coast Projects Move Forward

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It’s full steam ahead for the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, ongoing coastal protection program, with construction underway on the $18.2 million Palm Beach Artificial Reef and the $1.1 million Kurrawa Park seawall at Broadbeach.

Mayor Tom Tate said: “We’ve invested more than $30 million into a range of beach measures over 2018/19 to ensure our beaches are protected against coastal hazards and here for future generations to come.

The $1.5 million seawall rebuild at the southern end of Narrowneck is nearing completion, with works expected to finish this month subject to weather conditions, the officials said.

Construction and management of seawalls is part of the City’s shoreline response to coastal erosion, with 14 kilometers of public urban shoreline that require seawall protection.

The City will also conduct an annual $1 million dredging operation at both Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creek to replenish beaches at Burleigh and Palm Beach.

Dredging of Tallebudgera Creek will commence next week, with works expected to finish in time for the September school holidays. Once complete, the dredge will move onto Currumbin Creek.

Approximately 1000 cubic meters of sand will be pumped from Tallebudgera Creek onto southern Burleigh Beach daily, with natural processes assisting with transporting additional sand north. A further 30,000 000 cubic meters of sand from Currumbin Creek mouth will be used to nourish southern Palm Beach.

The City previously delivered a $13.9 million beach nourishment project in 2017 in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with a specialized dredge depositing sand along vulnerable sections of the coastline.

 

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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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