Currumbin Creek Dredging 2015

Currumbin Creek Dredging and Palm Beach Nourishment - 2015

Principal: Gold Coast City Council

Location: Currumbin, Gold Coast Queensland

Contract Value: approx. $600,000

Completion Date: December 2015

Neumann Contractors have once again been engaged by the Gold Coast City Council to undertake the dredging of Currumbin Creek for 2015. These works are part of a 4-6 year contract with the Gold Coast City Council for dredging and beach nourishment works at both Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks.

Neumann Contractors have undertaken the dredging works in Currumbin 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. This year approximately 40,000m3 of clean sand was dredged from the Currumbin Creek to replenish the sand on Palm Beach. The sand is pumped overland and released on Palm Beach.

The  Nu Compact, a 300mm Cutter Suction Dredge, a land based booster pump and up to 1.2km of pipeline were used to complete the works.

Nu Compact - 300mm Cutter Suction Dredge

Nu Compact, a 300mm Cutter Suction Dredge

Scope of Work

  • Mobilisation to site at Currumbin Creek the Nu Compact, a 300mm cutter suction dredge, 1 booster pump, 1.2 km 250mm poly pipeline.
  • Dredging of approximately 40,000m3 of sand from Currumbin Creek.
  • Pumping the sand through 1.2km of pipeline to Palm Beach.
  • Beach nourishment works along approximately 850m stretch of Palm Beach.

Challenges

  • Strict environmental limitations on noise and turbidity.
  • Maintaining suitable access for the public at all times and working on very busy beaches which must have public access open at all time.

Other Info:

Currumbin Creek Dredging and Beach Nourishment of Palm Beach

Currumbin Creek Dredging - Link to Google Maps showing the Dredge Area and Beach Nourishment location