Gold Coast annual dredging program kicks off

The City of Gold Coast is about to begin their annual dredging program under which Burleigh and Palm Beach shoreline will be replenished with new sand.

According to Mayor Tom Tate, the works are part of the city’s plan to get ready for the summer storm season.

This includes dredging and placing approximately 30,000 cubic metres of sand from the Tallebudgera Creek to top up Burleigh Heads beach.

As soon as the creek dredging campaign is complete, the dredge will move south to Currumbin Creek where a separate 30,000 cubic metres of sand will be pumped on to Palm Beach.

“Our beaches are the jewel in our city’s crown and it’s important we look after them for generations to come,” said Mayor Tate. “The City allocates over $1 million for sand nourishment works every year to ensure our beaches are in great condition for summer.”

According to the plan, dredging at Tallebudgera Creek is expected to be completed mid-September, ahead of the school holidays, before moving to Currumbin Creek between October and December.

Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks are dredged every year during the winter and spring for the purpose of providing sand nourishment to nearby beaches. These important works help protect community infrastructure from coastal erosion, and also keep the beaches looking beautiful.

Photo: Neumann Contractors