Posted on 31/07/17
The annual dredging program for Tallebudgera Creek is about to commence for the 2017 dredging season. The cutter suction dredge, the Nu Enterprise has been seatowed from the Broadwater and will start dredging soon.
This year an estimated 25,000m3 of clean sand will be dredged from Tallebudgera Creek and pumped up to 1.8 kms onto the beach at Palm Beach for much welcome beach nourishment.
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 20-40,000 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. 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 is 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.
The dredging at Tallebudgera Creek and beach nourishment on Palm Beach will be finished prior to the September School Holidays.