Our picturesque Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks attract hundreds of people daily looking to enjoy a calm water experience. As these creeks generally have no waves, they are popular with families and are a great place for stand up paddle-boarders (SUPs).
Dredging of both creeks is conducted for the purpose of sand nourishment at adjacent beaches. Sand nourishment at our beaches is an important part of our coastal protection works.
Annual dredging of these popular creeks generally occurs during winter and spring to ensure the nearby beaches are ready for the busy summer season.
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The dredging of Tallebudgera Creek will commence in late July and will be completed by mid-September, prior to the start of 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 2019.
For more information on these projects, please go to the City of Gold Coast website.