Pumping life back into fishing and boating

 

MORE than 80,000 cubic metres of sand will be dredged from navigation channels in the Broadwater following Gold Coast City Council’s $5 million ‘reclamation project’.
Dredging is expected to take three months to pump the sand from the southern channel, near the Seaway entrance, and south Wave Break Island channel.
The sand will be deposited at the site of the Southport Broadwater Parklands where it will be used in a 3.2ha children’s playground and mangrove area.
Mayor Ron Clarke says the project will significantly improve recreational and commercial boating activity in one of the south east’s most popular waterways.
“The Broadwater is one of our city’s major drawcards and dredging in the Southport Seaway and south of Wave Break Island will deepen water levels by up to 8m,” says Cr Clarke.
“This will provide a real boost to both commercial and recreational boat operators, making navigation of our most important boating channels much easier.
“Council has worked closely with State Government agencies, environmental groups, local commercial and recreational boating bodies, environmental groups and Griffith University’s Centre for Coastal Management to achieve the best possible outcome.”

Help us deliver quality journalism to you.
As a free and independent news site providing daily updates
during a period of unprecedented challenges for businesses everywhere
we call on your support

Looking for a credit or charge card that’s built for your business? Try American Express
Partner Content
A good credit card should work for you, not against you, and let you and your business ...
American Express
Advertisement

Related Stories

ACCC cracks down on greenwashing, fake online reviews

ACCC cracks down on greenwashing, fake online reviews

The nation’s consumer watchdog is cracking down on businesses...

Going green: Investible backs eight climate tech companies through $30 million fund

Going green: Investible backs eight climate tech companies through $30 million fund

A cohort of eight innovative technology companies contributing to d...

Devine abandons Alba to upsize at Burleigh Heads with $400m Burly tower

Devine abandons Alba to upsize at Burleigh Heads with $400m Burly tower

In a sign that the heat has yet to come out of the Gold Coast prope...

Mandatory COVID isolation to end nationally mid-October

Mandatory COVID isolation to end nationally mid-October

National Cabinet has today determined that mandatory isolation peri...