Council dredging Currumbin Creek to replenish Palm Beach

The Council is currently dredging 35,000 cubic metres of sand from Currumbin Creek to replenish the sand along southern Palm Beach.

It comes after 30,000 cubic metres of sand was dredged from Tallebudgera Creek onto Burleigh Beach – and in the lead up to summer when locals and tourists are expected hit the city’s beach in force.

Mayor Tom Tate said sand replenishment and seawalls were key to the council’s investment in Gold Coast beaches this year – a cost to the city of $22 million this year alone.


He was at Currumbin Creek today, along with Director of City Infrastructure Alton Twine, to see the dredging efforts first-hand.

“Our $945,000 dredging campaign is an integral part of our efforts to maintain and replenish sand on our beaches ready for summer,” said Mayor Tom Tate.

“In phase one, some 1000 cubic metres of sand was pumped daily around the Burleigh headland and along southern Burleigh Beach, where natural processes help spread it north.”

The Mayor added that seawalls had recently been completed at Kurrawa and Narrowneck.

“This will be followed by major beach nourishment works in 2017, which will provide offshore dredging of clean marine sand that will be used to nourish vulnerable sections of the coastline to significantly increase beach profiles at Palm Beach and the northern beaches from Miami to Main Beach,” he said.