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.
In 2017 approximately 27,000 cubic metres of sand was dredged from Tallebudgera Creek and placed on the southern end of Burleigh Beach, while almost 30,000 cubic metres was dredged from near the mouth of Currumbin Creek and placed on the southern end of Palm Beach. The next annual dredging program is scheduled to commence in July 2018.
For more information on these projects, please go to the City of Gold Coast website.