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  • 5 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations in the Mooloolah River inner harbor are now underway, according to the Maritime Safety Queensland. As reported, Hall Contracting’s cutter suction dredge ‘Navua’ and support work boats will be undertaking the inner harbor dredging project until late March 2020 (weather permitting). Qld State Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson commented, “Maintaining a safe and […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following installation of an underground sand pipeline along Mooloolaba Beach earlier this year, Sunshine Coast Council will start work next month to extend the underground sand barrier wall to further protect the dunes and vital vegetation. Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said that it was the second stage of an underground geotextile sand bag protection […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    In another step to ensuring the region’s waterways and beaches are protected, the Sunshine Coast Council has extended the underground sand pipeline at Mooloolaba Beach to allow for improved sand renourishment. Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said that the 450 mm-diameter pipeline now stretched between the rock wall at Mooloolaba Spit and Mooloolaba Surf Club. […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Sand pumping operations started at Mooloolaba Spit today and is likely to take a month, weather permitting, according to the Sunshine Coast Council. This work is part of Council’s winter sand renourishment program and it will ensure that the beaches are storm ready, healthy and enjoyable for summer. The beaches will be reprofiled at the end of […]

  • 12 February 2013

    Boaties will be the winners with a new $750,000 permanent dredging pipeline to be installed at the entrance channel to Mooloolaba Harbour. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the pipeline, which would be submerged under the river, meant dredging will now have little impact on vessel traffic in and out of the harbour. “A contract […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    After extreme rough weather over the last few weeks which belted the Sunshine Coast shoreline, there is some good news at Mooloolaba Harbour entrance. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said local company Hall’s Contracting had successfully cut through the sand shoal which came around Point Cartwright during cyclonic conditions and deposited in the channel. The […]

  • 2 July 2012

    Work is underway on better long-term fix to the shoaling problems at the Mooloolaba Harbour entrance, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Ms Simpson said that both boaties and beach lovers will be pleased to hear that new contracts have been awarded for additional work to make the dredging and beach replenishment works more […]

  • 28 May 2012

    The entrance to the Mooloolaba Harbour is back in business again after the successfully dredging of the channel, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said. Ms Simpson said boaties would be pleased to know the problem entrance to the Mooloolah River, which had caused recreational and commercial boaties grave safety concerns due to a large sand […]

  • 22 May 2012

    ABC reports that the Queensland government in Australia is to trial a sand bypass system to try and open up Mooloolaba Harbour on the Sunshine Coast. “The dredger Port Frederick is here to remove the entire sandbar and down to a depth greater than before,” stated Coast Guard Mooloolaba spokesman John Annabell. “This is going […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Mooloolaba boaties welcomed news of the dredge Port Frederick’s return this weekend, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Maritime Safety Queensland has contracted the Port Frederick at a cost of $400,000 to clear the dangerous sand shoal which has caused problems for commercial and recreational boaties trying to enter the Mooloolaba Harbour. Delays were […]

  • 17 April 2012

    In an unexpected irony, the notorious Mooloolaba Harbour entrance has claimed another victim – the dredge which was supposed to remove a problem sand shoal. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said she had been informed that the Port Frederick, a heavier duty dredge with a previous history of helping clear the Mooloolah River entrance as […]

  • 10 February 2012

    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has today attacked the State Labor Government for their flip flop over promised action to improve safety at the Mooloolah river mouth. “Only weeks ago, at a meeting I convened with Maritime Safety Queensland, the government said they were investigating more effective upgrades to the dredging programme at the Mooloolaba […]

  • 31 January 2012

    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed promised action from Maritime Safety Queensland to address concerns raised after incidents which occurred on the Mooloolaba Harbour Entrance over the Christmas-New Year period. Ms Simpson convened a meeting with Maritime Safety Queensland and Council to resolve outstanding issues about the longer term maintenance of the Harbour entrance […]

  • 19 January 2012

    The Queensland Government has ruled out building a sand bypass and says continued dredging is the only option to stop a sandbank reforming…   (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, January 19, 2012;

  • 3 January 2012

    Mooloolaba’s fishing and tourism industries are calling on the State Government to fund a larger dredge to remove sand from the mouth of …   By Kate Clifford (sunshinecoastdaily) [mappress] Source: sunshinecoastdaily, January 03, 2012;

  • 4 July 2011
    Project & Tenders

    The battle against erosion has a new ally – a pipeline that will pump 30,000 cubic metres of sand from Mooloola River to Mooloolaba between… (sunshinecoastdaily) [mappress] Source: sunshinecoastdaily, July 4, 2011;

  • 23 June 2010

    IT gives “shifting sands” new meaning. By Alan Lander [mappress] Source: sunshinecoastdaily, June 23, 2010;

  • 20 May 2010

    A permanent solution to beach erosion at one of the Coast’s tourism jewels, Mooloolaba Beach, is underway. [mappress] Source: sunshinecoastdaily, May 20, 2010;

  • 8 April 2010

    The Sunshine Coast Regional Council is stepping up work on a major sand replenishment program at Mooloolaba Beach.Councillor Chris Thompson says a five-metre wall of sandbags has been built and a new set of aluminium steps will be installed in the next few days… [mappress] Source:abc,April 8,2010;

  • 8 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    From the air to the sea, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore beaches are this week in the sights of University of the Sunshine Coast researchers working in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Council on a project to map the ocean floor to improve coastal zone management. Lecturer in Physical Geography, Dr Javier Leon, who coordinates USC’s Environmental Science […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Maroochy River Dredging and Beach Nourishment Works for 2016 have been successfully completed by Neumann Contractors. The works involved the dredging of 20,000 m3 of clean sand from the Maroochy River and transferring the material through a permanent pipeline to the beach between Maroochydore SLSC and Alexandra Headland SLSC. The Australian Surf Life Saving […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    BMT WBM and BMT JFA Consultants, subsidiaries of BMT Group, will take to the stage at the upcoming Coasts & Ports 2015 Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. The Coasts and Ports Conference series is the pre-eminent forum in the Australasian region for professionals to meet and discuss issues extending across all disciplines relating to coasts […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s winter sand renourishment program, the sand pumping operations started this month at Maroochydore Beach and Mooloolaba Spit. Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said that the Council will pump over 75,000 cubic meters of sand onto Maroochydore Beach. “Between June and August, we’ll pump around 7000 cubic meters of […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Sunshine Coast Regional Council will start pumping sand onto two popular Coast beaches from early June, ensuring they are storm ready, healthy and enjoyable for summer. Division 8 Councillor O’Pray said from June 9, Council would pump over 75,000 cubic meters of sand onto Maroochydore Beach. “The dredger has arrived and everything is on […]

  • 27 July 2012

    Sand shifting will soon begin at Mooloolaba Harbour, making it easier for boats to navigate. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the $350,000 bypass system would prevent sand entering the navigation channel. “Sand will be removed before it crosses the entrance to Mooloolaba Harbour, and will then be transferred and deposited to Mooloolaba Beach, replenishing […]

  • 17 May 2012

    After five picture perfect days of calm seas, Hall Contracting’s Cutter Suction Dredge, “SAIBAI”, has successfully opened the channel of the notoriously difficult-to-cross Mooloolah River Mouth in Queensland, Australia. Director of Hall Contracting, Peter Hall, said this is a welcome change after the recent run of bad weather. “The project has delivered a double benefit […]

  • 26 April 2012

    The original dredge, the “Saibai” is back in operation this morning at the Mooloolaba Harbour entrance during calmer weather, which was the good news, MP Fiona Simpson said. “The bad news is that the heavier dredge, the Port Frederick, has been found to be more badly damaged than originally hoped with both propellors damaged, meaning […]

  • 19 April 2012

    Acording to the Sunshine Coast Daily, a heavy duty dredge the Port Fredrick suffered a damaged propeller when it was pushed on to the sandbar by a heavy swell yesterday morning. The 49.5 metre dredge was on its way to a slipway in Brisbane last night where the extent of the damage could be assessed […]

  • 16 April 2012

    Bad weather has stalled dredging at the Mooloolah River mouth, according to sunshinecoastdaily.com. The arrival of a dredge more capable of working during rough conditions than the one that had been operating at Mooloolaba was delayed. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said she understood that the dredge could be finished within a fortnight. Ms Simpson […]