Friday 22nd Sep, 2017

Dredged sediment facility in Gold Coast to be operational by year-end

Photo: Gold Coast Waterways Authority
Photo: Gold Coast Waterways Authority

THE Coomera Regional Dredged Sediment Management Facility (CRDSMF) is on its way to becoming a reality with Queensland acting ports minister Steven Miles announcing that the contract for its construction was awarded to a local Gold Coast company.

Mr Miles said the $3m facility, to be built by Synergy Resource Management, would be the first of its kind on the Gold Coast and would help ensure safe navigation in the Coomera River.

“For many years the Coomera River could not be dredged in certain parts because of a lack of a cost effective and environmentally sound solution for disposal of the sediment,” he said.

“This is a long-term, cost effective solution that will be available for use by organisations that undertake dredging in the area including GCWA, City of Gold Coast, local industry and private residential estates.”

Gold Coast Waterways Authority chair Mara Bún said the facility is expected to be completed and ready for use by the end of the year.

“Then, we can get on with the next important step of improving navigational access through our targeted dredging program,” she said.

“All stakeholders share a common interest in ensuring safe navigational access and flood management to ensure public safety and amenity on the Gold Coast and its many waterways.”

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