All set for South Wave Break Island Channel dredging

Dredging operations are set to get underway in the Gold Coast Broadwater in a bid to improve access and safety for marine vessels.

According to Gold Coast Waterways Authority, crews will remove a massive 20,000m3 over the next few months with a focus on the South Wave Break Island Channel.

GCWA photo

Monitoring of the channel by Gold Coast Waterways has found the channel depths are ‘less than desired.’

GCWA plans to return the channel to its ‘desired depth’ for both recreational and commercial vessels.

The dredged sand will be used to help replenish the foreshore around the Broadwater

The work is set to be completed by August.

Photo: GCWA