Tweed South boat harbour dredging

Project management
NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment
New South Wales

What Swash did

  • Swash provided onsite dredging and environmental supervision services for NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) Crown Lands.
  • These services included:
    • Discussions with Qld/NSW regulators to enable onshore disposal of contaminated sediment
    • Onsite monitoring and management of dredging contractor activities
    • Weekly reporting of dredging activities and environmental compliance
    • Monitoring silt curtain installation/effectiveness, water quality, traffic management, waste certificates, truck movements.
    • Stakeholder engagement with NSW Maritime, Harbour manager, Council, dredging contractor, Qld waste facility and NSW DPIE Crown Lands.
  • Working cooperatively with the dredging contractor, Swash ensured this dredging project was successfully delivered for NSW DPIE Crown Lands to restore navigable berths and access for recreational and commercial fishing vessels and tourism operators.

About the project

The NSW Government funded dredging of the Tweed River southern boat harbour in Terranora Inlet to provide safe berthing for recreational and commercial fishing vessels and tourism operators. It also provided access to a fuel station, boat maintenance and other maritime related facilities and services.

The scope of works was developed in consultation with harbour users and relevant state and local government authorities. It involved removal of contaminated sediment from the bed of the harbour area with disposal of material to a licenced onshore waste facility.

Funding was made available through the NSW Coastal Dredging Strategy and supports the NSW Maritime Infrastructure Plan, which identifies Tweed Heads and Tweed River as a priority location for future investment and highlights the importance of maintaining an accessible navigation channel.

Dredging volume

The Tweed South boat harbour dredging project had a dredging volume of 3,000 m3.

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