Dredging works begin to replenish Gold Coast beaches for summer

The Gold Coast Council is embarking on the annual dredging program, to try and beef up some of our shorelines down south.

Beaches at Burleigh and Palm Beach are looking particularly depleted and will be the focus of this year’s work.

Around 40,000 cubic metres of sand will be pumped from Tallebudgera Creek onto Burleigh Heads beach.


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Once crews completely that, they’ll move to Currumbin Creek, where 30,000 cubic metres will be pumped to Palm Beach.

All up, council is moving enough sand to fill 28 Olympic sized swimming pools, which should be finished in time for the summer season.

Mayor Tom Tate says it’s important our beaches are in ship shape for beachgoers.

“Our beaches are the jewel in our city’s crown and it’s important we look after them for generations to come.

“The City allocates over $1 million for sand nourishment works to take place every year to ensure our beaches are in great condition for summer.

“These important works help protect community infrastructure from coastal erosion and keep our coastline looking beautiful.

“It’s been a difficult year for tourism, so it is as important as ever for the Gold Coast to be looking its best as we welcome visitors back to the region.”

The annual ‘beach boost’ forms part of approximately $80 million body of coastal management works undertaken by the City over the last five years.