Maroochy Foreshore Replenishment Dredging 2016 Works All Wrapped Up
The Maroochy River dredging and the associated beach nourishment works for 2016 has been successfully completed by Neumann Dredging.
The works involved the dredging of 20,000m3 of clean sand from the Maroochy River and transferring the material through a permanent pipeline to the beach between Maroochydore SLSC and Alexandra Headland SLSC.
The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships event is returning to the Sunshine Coast from 16–24 April at Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, so the sand is very welcome to ensure a safe and successful event.
The works followed on from the previous dredging and beach nourishment works in 2015, where 70,000m3 of dredged sand was placed along the beach. View Previous Works – Maroochy Foreshore Replenishment Dredging – 2015
The Sunshine Coast City Council is committed to manage the beach erosion problem that occurs along the Sunshine Coast’s shoreline, and Neumann Dredging are proud to play a part in that. For more information, see Sunshine Coast City Council’s Shoreline Erosion Management Plan.
Scope of Work
The requirements particular to the operation included:
- Supply of the 450mm CSD Dredge Nu Endeavour, Booster Pump and ancillary plant,
- Dredging of 200,000m3 of sand from the approved area within the Maroochy River,
- Placement of 20,000m3 of sand to the approved beach locations and profiles as required by SCC,
- Site rehabilitation and rectification as required.
The Nu Endeavour is a 450mm Cutter Suction Dredge It is 34.78m long and has a maximum digging depth of 15m. It has a total power of 1,454KW (1,500hp) and has the capacity of pumping up to 650m3 of sand per hour up to a distance of 1,000m.