Land Reclamation Services Australia

Importance of Land Reclamation

Exponential population growth has brought upon negative environmental effects calling for new construction and land restoration strategies. Land reclamation poses as a sustainable process used for centuries to protect agriculture, build infrastructure and growing industries, all while aiding the prevention of mass land erosions caused by flooding and other disasters.

The Netherlands have reclaimed lands that surround agriculture areas to protect from flooding, while Singapore has multiple reclaimed islands used for iconic housing infrastructures, resorts and workspaces.

Moreover, reclaimed land can also sustain erosion-prone areas with stronger structures to slow the process, protecting the coast and crops.

Advantages of Land Reclamation

Land reclamation has many advantages; restoring existing land and building new usable environment development are two uses of the process. Population growth, rising seas levels and expansions of ports have seen a comparable rise in the increase of land reclamation projects in Australia and overseas.

Land Restoration: Our planet comes with its own processes to sustain itself which can often clash with the human processes. This is evident in the form of flooding and coastal erosion caused by rising sea levels, resulting in the loss of agriculture industries and coastal management.

Having land reclamation as part of the solutions for these issues can slow the erosion process and strengthen the areas prone to these risks.

Construction Developments: Some countries with smaller land mass have embraced the creation of usable areas through the land reclamation process. This includes Singapore, which began its expansion in 1822 with a total of 20 percent of reclaimed land supporting its growing economy and industries.

Types of Land Reclamation Methods

There are numerous methods used in the land reclamation process including

The dry method

Generally used for extending foreshores, this method uses rock; hill cut and clay fills to extend existing usable land.

Hydraulic Reclamation Method

A wet method is requiring offshore sourced fillers, suitable for granular fill required areas providing proper drainage for the area. Feasibility of the technique is dependent on the nature of the seabed that needs filling.

Rehandling from a Rehandling Pit

Rehandling pits are created for temporary storage of offshore fillers. The storage capacity of the pits is expected to be a few million cubic meters, built so the Hydraulic filling can be made more accessible.

Hydraulic Filling

Mostly used for granular material. Blends dry with wet according to the grain size before filling an area, a form of layering to strengthen the area.

Sand Spreading

This method allows strengthening of the shallow seabed with really soft soil. The rehandling pit is used to help achieve the process.

Pumping inside the bunds

Coastal bunds are a coastal management tool used to protect the beach from being washed away by powerful waves. After the time is given for the bund to establish itself, the reclamation process begins to minimise the loss of material from the natural action of the space.

Land Reclamation Policies in Australia

Australia has a strict code of conduct surrounding Land reclamation and coastal management. Each state provides its own checklist to ensure best practice is followed.

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