Posted on 09/09/15
The dredging of Tallebudgera Creek has been completed for 2015. Approximately 25,000m3 of sand was pumped to Burleigh Beach this year.
Neumann Contractors have undertaken the dredging works in Tallebudgera Creek for many years now, and the works are an integral part of the Gold Coast City Council's program to maintain and replenish the sand on Gold Coast beaches. Each year around 25-40,000 m3 of clean sand and dredged from the Tallebudgera Creek to replenish the sand on Burleigh Beach. The sand is pumped overland and released in the southern end of Burleigh Beach, near the Burleigh Beach Pavilion and spread up to 350m northwards (See Google Map). The Nu Enterprise, a 250mm Cutter Suction Dredge, a land based booster pump and up to 1.8km of pipeline were used to complete the works.
Each year sand naturally travels northward along our coastline. Sand travelling across the entrance to Tallebudgera Creek can become trapped and cause infilling of the mouth of the creek. The trapped sand also contributes to the erosion on Burleigh Beach, which is just north of Tallebudgera Creek.
The Gold Coast City Council are committed to keeping Tallebudgera Creek in the best possible condition and in doing so can also help one of the Gold Coast greatest assets, Burleigh Beach. Without the annual beach nourishment program the extreme erosion problem could render the beach a hazard.
Currumbin Creek Dredging - The Cutter Suction Dredge Nu Enterprise will now be sea-towed the short distance (approx. 6km) to Currumbin Creek, where it will complete similar dredging works in the mouth of Currumbin Creek and beach nourishment works on Palm Beach.
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Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast has been named Queensland's Cleanest Beach for 2015 by Keep Queensland Beautiful.
The award, announced by Keep Queensland Beautiful, recognises the innovative community efforts put in place to keep the 2.5-kilometre sandy stretch in pristine condition.
Some of the initiatives include daily beach sweeps, litter clean ups and water conservation strategies.
Keep Queensland Beautiful chief executive David Curtin congratulated the many groups involved in the win.
“The Gold Coast is already famous for its beautiful beaches but we were impressed at how so many members of the Burleigh community came together to look after this precious resource,” said Keep Queensland Beautiful CEO, David Curtin.
|Location: Tallebudgera Creek Dredging and Burleigh Beach Nourishment - Link to Google Map|