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Dredging works in Tallebudgera

Tallebudgera Creek is managed through an annual dredging program which improves flood mitigation, water quality and assists with beach nourishment.

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Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creek dredging

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Dredging vessel at Currumbin Creek Click to enlarge

Summer beach boost tradition underway

The annual Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creek dredging campaigns will again occur during the winter and spring months.

The City allocates more than $1 million for these dredging works which are conducted for the purpose of sand nourishment at adjacent beaches. Sand nourishment is an integral part of the City's ongoing coastal protection efforts to maintain and replenish sand on our beaches ready for summer.

Dredging of Tallebudgera Creek will commence in late July 2021 and will be completed by mid-September 2021 prior to the school holidays. Each day of dredging, some 1000 cubic metres of sand is pumped from the creek around the Burleigh Headland and on to southern Burleigh Beach where natural processes help transport it north.

At the completion of the Tallebudgera Creek campaign, the dredge will move onto Currumbin Creek. Approximately 30,000 cubic metres of sand will be removed from an area within the creek mouth which will be used to nourish southern Palm Beach.

The Currumbin Creek works are scheduled to commence in mid-October and finish in early December 2021.

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