GCWA: Dredging work underway in Jacobs Well area

A $2.5 million dredging campaign in northern Gold Coast waterways will benefit boaties in one of the city’s fastest growing areas, Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) reports.

Work is underway on dredging Main Channel (North and South) in the Jacobs Well area.

The south east Queensland company Hall Contracting is conducting the dredging operations.

The channel is a key connection in the waterways network, giving boaties direct access to the southern parts of Moreton Bay Marine Park down into the northern end of the Broadwater.

In fact, the project is part of GCWA’s wider Waterways Management Program which will see $34.7 million invested in Gold Coast waterways over the next four years.

GCWA continues to receive strong feedback from waterways users wanting to see improved waterways access and the ability to travel to new destinations.

“Dredging navigation channels so they remain safe and accessible enables people to go out and explore our waterways city,” said GCWA.

The project includes dredging of the Calypso Bay access channel on behalf of City of Gold Coast, which has responsibility for dredging these channels.

Also, the contractor will place the dredged material in an approved area within the Calypso Bay residential development for beneficial reuse.

The dredging campaign is expected to be finished in May 2021.

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