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Mudgeeraba Creek Outlet


Jay & Jay Industries were contracted by Gold Coast city council to design, fabricate and Install a long term deployment Aquatic weed boom at the mouth of Mudgeeraba Creek. Mudgeeraba Creek outlet suffers from extreme weather events so careful construction needed to be undertaken to with stand water flow exceeding 14knots. To further complicate matters a navigation channel needed to be maintained for boat’s and kayaks on one side of the inlet. Tthe boom had to also have the capabilities to be completely closed as required when weed spraying was to be undertaken.
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Feature Summary

Materials used:
  • 1020gsm UV resistant PVC
  • 150mm float
  • 8mm gal chain
  • ASTM – Universal load connector
Design: Full custom construction with increased ballast chain and larger floatation chamber. Upgraded
construction material to XR5 Elvaloy 1020gsm. Inclusion of a swinging boom gate to enable
navigation for boats and recreational craft.

Project Summary

Mudgeeraba Creek has been documented as a leading source of noxious weed migration into the Gold Coast
waterways. Council needed a boom to restrict the flow of weeds such as Sylvania and allow catchment for harvesting after weed spraying excercises. Extreme water flow rates, a difficult access point for works as well as a stated desire to maintain access to the creek for boats made this a difficult project. To enable a swinging gate section of the boom final length was required to be 60m. Final installation was undertaken by Jay & Jay Industries to allow boom bypass mode in the event of extreme weather events. Existing bridge structure was elected after discussion with council to be used for anchoring so as to avoid further disturbance to the water way.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]