Gold Coast beaches boosted with sand pumping operation

The City of Gold Coast is undertaking $1 million of sand pumping works at both Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks to replenish local beaches in time for summer.

“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,” said City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate.

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 onto Palm Beach.

Currumbin Creek works are scheduled to begin in October 2018.

These works also compliment the larger scale Gold Coast Beach Nourishment Project in 2017 which worked to nourish different areas of the city’s vulnerable coastline.

In 2017, 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 Gold Coast beaches, and sprayed or dumped offshore from Surfers Paradise to Palm Beach.

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