WORK will start on dredging the Gold Coast’s Broadwater next month.
The contract for the Labrador and North Channel dredging project had been awarded to local Gold Coast company Neumann Contractors Pty Ltd for just under $500,000.
The company will start by dredging the North Channel first before moving on to the Labrador Channel.
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Sand from the North Channel will be used to replenish Wavebreak Island’s northern beach, while sand from Labrador to be used to replenish the Anglers Esplanade foreshore.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said the project focused on maintaining the depth of the channel network and providing access to the Gold Coast Seaway and the rest of the city’s waterways.
The project is expected to be completed by July.
“These works are vital to ensure we are sustainably managing Gold Coast waterways for everyone who uses them,” Mr Bailey said.
“We have already invested $8.5 million in dredging projects in recent years and this project is the next step in continuing to improve access to make sure our waterways remain world class, safe and accessible for residents and visitors.
Gold Coast Waterways Authority CEO Hal Morris said the project was the latest in works that would further improve access for the region’s boaties.
“Another $14.9 million is being invested over the next four years including projects in the Coomera River, Main Channel and Canaipa Passage to keep the waterways open and available to everyone,” Mr Morris said.