Re-alignment of Tallebudgera Creek
110,000 Cubic Metres of Fill
Stringent Environmental Safeguards
Convenient Strategic Convention Site
Community Wide Economic Benefits
Construction of the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) site involved a range of complex and challenging tasks to facilitate the re-alignment of Little Tallebudgera Creek and the placement of 110,000m³ of dredged fill material for this site. Some 14 separate titles belonging to the State, Gold Coast City Council and Jupiters Ltd were impacted by the works necessitating a complex process of site amalgamation, dedications and transfers.
The works also necessitated complex hydrographic modeling, site remediation and treatment of acid sulphate soils. Sensitive environmental measures were required to protect and re-plant mangroves and other marine plants as well as to monitor and manage water quality in adjoining waterways.
In order to facilitate the construction of the new Little Tallebudgera Creek Waterway, a new 150m long road bridge was constructed and the 110kva main power lines feeding the northern end of the Gold Coast diverted.
These major civil works were completed in 6 months with construction of adjoining public parks and roadways taking a further 5 months to complete.