$1 million sand pumping boosts beaches for summer

2 August 2018

The City’s $32 million commitment towards our magnificent beaches and waterways continues with $1 million being spent on a sand pumping operation at both Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks.

Mayor Tom Tate inspected the beach nourishment operation at Burleigh Heads today.

“This is a key project in our broader coastal protection. Pumping sand from the creek over on to Burleigh Beach during winter and spring replenishes our beaches ready for summer.

The annual program sees around 40,000 cubic metres of sand added to Burleigh Beach. The dredge will then move south to Currumbin Creek where about 30,000 cubic metres of sand will be pumped on to Palm Beach.

Currumbin Creek works are scheduled to commence in October.

These works also compliment last year's larger scale Gold Coast Beach Nourishment Project which worked to nourish different areas of the city's vulnerable coastline.

Last year, the City invested almost $14 million on the offshore sand dredging program which saw three million cubic metres of sand relocated from the deeper water off our beaches, and sprayed or dumped offshore from Surfers Paradise to Palm Beach.

It has proven one of the best investments in the City’s history of beach protection, with sand volumes along our coastline the highest they have been for many years.

For beach details, go to: beachesgoldcoast.com.au

 

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