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  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    A $3.35 million upgrade to the jetty of the Gold Coast Seaway’s Sand Bypass System has been given the green light, announced today Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honorable Mark Bailey. The investment, delivered in the Palaszczuk Government’s 2018 State Budget, will allow the jetty to safely accommodate the next generation of mobile cranes that […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is pushing ahead with dredging works on the Gold Coast, ensuring vital transport links remain open for the city’s marine industries. “Dredging is starting in the West Crab Island Channel in the section from the Ephraim Island bridge down to the intersection with the North Channel,” CEO Hal Morris […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A pilot solar-powered, renewable energy system will be used to help power the Gold Coast’s Seaway Sand Bypass System, reducing carbon emissions and driving down operational costs. Design work is underway on a 100-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array to be installed at the Sand Bypass System at The Spit. The Sand Bypass System transports 500,000 cubic […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast is well prepared for large swells expected to impact the town’s beaches later this week. “The sand dredging and pumping we have done over the past two years has added millions of cubic meters of sand to our beaches,’’ said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate. “The dredge alone placed three […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has just released a video about their dredging plans and activities, named ‘Maintaining Navigational Access in the Gold Coast Waterways’. This video shows a brief introduction by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to dredging activities undertaken to maintain access throughout the navigation network, which includes 31 channels with a […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System is about to receive a new lease of life with work underway on upgrading its high voltage switch gear. “We’ll invest about $1.9 million in upgrade works over the next 12 months,” said Gold Coast Waterways Authority in their latest release. The upgrade is expected to generate about 20 […]

  • 29 August 2012

    The Newman Government is removing red tape and sand as part of its election commitment to reinvigorate the Gold Coast’s waterways. Premier Campbell Newman outlined the final boundaries for the Gold Coast Waterway Authority while announcing a new $1.8 million dredging program for the mouth of the Coomera River to help the Gold Coast City […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    A landmark study into the light sensitivity of Gold Coast seagrass meadows has pinpointed how much light these vital sea life breeding and feeding grounds need to grow and thrive, Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) reports. The study, undertaken by Griffith University on behalf of GCWA, looked at the impacts of light levels on growth […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Works contributing to safe and navigable access to the South Wave Break Island channel in the Broadwater are set to begin today, Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) reports. GCWA CEO, Hal Morris, has confirmed that a local dredging contractor will start setting up on site and will kick off dredging on 25 November, with work […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The contract for the construction of a $3 million Coomera dredge facility, aimed to boost the multi-million dollar marine industry in the area, has been awarded to a Gold Coast based company. Acting Ports Minister, Steven Miles, said that the contract to construct the Coomera Regional Dredged Sediment Management Facility (CRDSMF) had been awarded to […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Tallebudgera Creek dredging project is currently underway, announced City of Gold Coast. “This $913,000 dredging campaign is an integral part of our efforts to maintain and replenish sand on our beaches ready for summer,” Mayor Tom Tate said. “Each day some 1000m3 of sand is being pumped around the Burleigh Headland and along southern Burleigh Beach […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    A cruise ship terminal located on the eastern side of Wave Break Island could be open in 2018 as part of the proposal to be submitted to the Queensland Government under the Gold Coast Integrated Resort and Cruise Ship Terminal process currently underway. ASF Consortium yesterday released updated navigational studies conducted earlier this month at […]

  • 19 April 2010

    „IT is the Gold Coast’s most valuable piece of real estate and we do almost nothing for it.“ That was the opinion of countless Gold Coast political and business leaders,plus marine industry members when asked about the ongoing battle to have the State Government commit to fixing the Broadwater… [mappress] Source:weekendgoldcoastbulletin,April 19,2010;

  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The 111-meter trailing suction hopper dredger Balder R, which has been operating offshore of the Gold Coast for the past month, has broken down, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports. The dredger, owned by Danish company Rohde Nielsen, stopped work yesterday after maintenance issues. Mechanics are working to get the dredger working again in the next couple of […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Beach restoration works are currently underway across the Gold Coast – with locals and visitors urged to stay clear of heavy machinery, the City of Gold Coast said in their latest release.  “These are large scale work sites so please give the machinery a wide berth,’’ said Mayor Tom Tate. “We will be taking advantage […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    A major upgrade to the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty has just passed the half-way mark, with 5 out of the 10 concrete slabs poured, informs the Gold Coast Waterways Authority. Once complete, the $3.35 million project will enable critical maintenance works to be carried out effectively and safely on the System’s jet pumps. […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gold Coast boaties will soon benefit from the next round of dredging in the Broadwater, with the Palaszczuk Government progressing works in the area. According to the Queensland Government, Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has awarded the contract for the Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging project to local Gold Coast company Neumann Contractors Pty […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Neumann Contractors has once again been engaged by the Gold Coast City Council to undertake the dredging of Currumbin Creek for 2017. These works are part of a 4-6 year contract with the Gold Coast City Council for dredging and beach nourishment works at both Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creek. Neumann Contractors has undertaken the dredging […]

  • 19 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    A major dredging scheme has been successfully completed in the Coomera River, supporting safe and navigable waterways access for the Gold Coast’s multi-billion-dollar recreation, tourism and marine industries, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority announced today. The campaign was made possible by the completion of the Gold Coast Waterways Authority’s Coomera Dredged Sediment Management Facility earlier […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The City of Gold Coast has released an international tender for a major beach nourishment project in the city. The project, scheduled to take place between May and October 2017, will involve dredging of the offshore sand reserves to nourish Palm Beach and the northern Gold Coast beaches from Miami to Main Beach. According to the city, the […]

  • 16 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) will invest more than $35 million in their waterways city over the next four years. The main goal of this investment is to upgrade facilities for boaties, maintain navigation and improve access through dredging navigation channels. The centrepiece of their Waterways Management Program 2020-2024 is a $5.5 million investment […]

  • 5 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Enough sand to fill 16 Olympic sized swimming pools will be pumped from Tallebudgera Creek to Burleigh Heads over the next two months as part of the City of Gold Coast’s coastal management program. The annual ‘beach boost’ dredging program started today and forms part of a $35 million body of coastal management works undertaken […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Neumann Contractors have been awarded the dredging contract for South Channel and South Wavebreak Island Channel Dredging 2016 project on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The works involve the dredging operations in the nominated shallow areas of the primary South Navigation Channel and the secondary South Wavebreak Island Channel. The sand will be used to re-nourish […]

  • 14 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Griffith Center for Coastal Management (GCCM) has just released a video named “Shaping Our Coast – Dredging and Nourishment”. GCCM is a research center, targeting research that contributes to all aspects of the sustainable management of coastal regions as well as facilitating community education programs, CoastEd and BeachCare. “At the Griffith Centre for Coastal […]

  • 5 March 2014

    Gold Coast residents will get improved access to local waterways with the finalisation of the 10-year Waterways Management Strategy. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the final strategy is the largest overhaul of Gold Coast waterways in 30 years. “Following several months of community consultation, the strategy has been finalised and ensures Gold […]