As trade demands increase and technology develops so do the size and number of vessels using our channels.
To continue to facilitate trade in our ports we need to ensure our channels can safely accommodate the vessels using it. To ensure our channels are meeting these needs we undertake maintenance and capital dredging. Our maintenance dredging programs ensure we are able to safely perform shipping movements using our existing channels and capital dredging is the creation of new channels and or the expansion of existing channels.
Dredging is defined as the digging, excavating, removal of sediment or relocation of siltation to restore and make safe existing, or create new, channels in the port.
Our dredging activities are regulated by the Commonwealth and State Governments.
Our capital dredging projects support the growth of our port and other industries in our region: