Coomera River dredging project underway

A two-month dredging project that will improve navigation in the Coomera River is now underway, according to the Gold Coast Waterways Authority.

Photo courtesy of GCWA

The $2.5 million project will focus on removing sand and sediment that has naturally built up over time in the navigation channel from Sovereign Islands to the Hope Harbour entrance.

Approximately 35,000 cubic metres of sand that is to be removed from downstream of Sanctuary Cove will be used to replenish northern Gold Coast beaches.

Sediment which is unsuitable to be used on the beach will be transferred via a pipeline for processing at the Coomera dredged sediment management facility.

Maintenance dredging of the Coomera River channel is undertaken every two years under the Gold Coast Waterways Management Program (WMP).