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Dredging Update


Maintenance Dredging at North Haven

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will be undertaking routine maintenance dredging at North Haven to remove built up seagrass and sand from inside the channel extending out through the entrance. Favourable weather will see dredging outside of the channel entrance breakwaters and will move inside the breakwaters to dredge when weather conditions are poor. 

OPERATIONS DPTI’s contractor, Maritime Constructions, will be on site from February to undertake this dredging. It is anticipated that the work will be completed before end of April. Completion of works will be dependent on the amount of work required, weather delays and operating restrictions. Works are scheduled for up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some restrictions in operating times apply to reduce noise levels for residents between 10pm and 7am. 

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING Maritime Constructions operates under a Dredging licence issued by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The EPA require dredging operators to follow a project specific EPA approved Dredge Management Plan. This includes water quality monitoring to be undertaken throughout the project in accordance with an approved Water Quality Monitoring Program. The discharge site for the dredged material is located approximately 300m North West (seaward) of the marina entrance. This site will be marked during the works and must be avoided by the general public. 

BOATING SAFETY Boats using the marina entrance are advised to use caution and follow the Dredge Safety Information (see flyer here). A 4 knot speed limit applies within the marina and within 100m of the dredge and discharge pipelines. 

MORE INFORMATION DPTI is responsible for this dredging operation and any queries or concerns may be directed to the contractors: 
• Site Supervisor - Ashley Crase 0417 855 880 
• Project Manager - Simon Spencer 0499 777 297

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