A sand-pumping boat at the Tweed River. Dredging will take place at Cudgen Creek soon.
A sand-pumping boat at the Tweed River. Dredging will take place at Cudgen Creek soon. Blainey Woodham / Tweed Daily Ne

Dredging to go ahead at Cudgen Creek

BOATING is set to be made easier at Kingscliff with a $345,000 contract awarded to dredge the lower reach of Cudgen Creek.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest said work was expected to begin on the project later this month and followed consultation with the local boating community, Tweed Shire Council and state government agencies.

"The contract has been awarded to Sandpiper Dredging with works to be completed by the end of November, subject to favourable weather and sea conditions,” Mr Provest said.

"The lower sections of the creek have shoaled significantly over recent times reducing navigation safety and access for recreational vessels at low tide.”

The dredging is expected to remove up to 25,000 cubic metres of sand, with the majority of it to be transferred to the southern section of Kingscliff Beach for nourishment, with a small amount to be used to nourish the eroding banks on the southern side of the creek.



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