Currumbin Creek Dredging and the Replenishment of Palm Beach is Underway for 2015
Neumann Dredging have commenced dredge mobilisation works in Currumbin Creek for 2015. The pipeline and booster pump will be set up over the next week and dredging will commence after the Queensland school holidays.
The sand removed from Currumbin Creek will be used to replenish the beach on the southern end of Palm Beach. It is anticipated that 30,000 to 40,000m3 will be dredged this year.
The dredging works are an integral part of the Gold Coast City Council’s program to maintain and replenish the sand on Gold Coast beaches. The annual dredging program also helps mitigate flooding and improve the water quality in Currumbin Creek.
YouTube Video of sea tow of the Nu Compact for Currumbin Creek Dredging Project
Sand travelling northward up the coastline can become trapped in the entrance of the creek, sometimes blocking it completely. The sand trapped in the mouth also limits the natural sand deposition on the southern end of Palm Beach, which can cause beach erosion. For many years now Neumann Contractors have been involved the the dredging works in Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks and the associated beach nourishment works.
The Nu Compact, a 250mm Cutter Suction Dredge, a land based booster pump and up to 1.2km of pipeline will be used to complete the works.
Google Map with details of the project, showing dredge area, pipeline route and beach nourishment site.