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Sand Bypass Works Progress

Image source: GCWA

The Sand Bypass System Jetty upgrade project is progressing well, with the first girder installed this week, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) reports. 

According to GCWA, a major upgrade to the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty will ensure sand continues to be pumped northward keeping the Seaway open for the recreation, tourism and marine industries.

GCWA is investing about $3.35 million in the project which will enable critical maintenance works to be carried out effectively and safely on the System’s jet pumps.

The contract to undertake the work has been awarded to local company, Alder Constructions.

The Sand Bypass System is designed to replicate the natural northerly movement of sand along their coastline by transporting at least 500,000m³ of sand under the Seaway to South Stradbroke Island each year.

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