Author: Brendan Clayton
Date Posted:30 January 2019
The team at Industroquip were pleased to be part of this important local project in designing, manufacturing and installing the Roof Access & Safety System.
Based in Winda Woppa NSW, the new Jimmys Beach Sand Transfer System will deliver an on-going sand nourishment program for Jimmys Beach, and has been made possible through joint funding from MidCoast Council and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, with an additional contribution from the NSW Department of Crown Lands and Water.
The area along Jimmys Beach has experienced natural erosion for over 30 years, particularly severe following weather events. MidCoast Council currently maintains the site though the creation of a buffer for The Boulevarde by trucking sand in, albeit at an estimated cost of $600,000 every year.
Rock walls, groynes and other hard engineering solutions have all been examined, however a sand nourishment program has been shown to offer the most financially sustainable option for maintaining the beach.
Until the sand transfer system is operational, the MidCoast Council team will continue to monitor the beach and truck sand in as needed.
Once complete, the Jimmys Beach Sand Transfer System will be capable of transferring 10,000 cubic metres of sand over a two week period. Use of the system will fluctuate depending on weather conditions and the immediate need for replenishment, but it is anticipated the system will be used every six months.
Along with the cost benefits associated with the new sand replenishment system, the area will no longer be home to our trucks periodically bringing sand in to Jimmys Beach. This is a real win for the local community in maintaining a beautiful recreational area of our coastline.
Industroquip were pleased to be part of this important local project when we were contracted to design, manufacture and install the Roof Access & Safety System to protect workers working at heights at the Winda Woppa Sand Transfer Station.
For an obligation free propsal on the Roof Access & Safety Systems for your current or future projects please contact our Heigh Safety Specialist - Gary Clayton on 1300 554 192 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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