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Essential maintenance set to commence in Gladstone Marina
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is set to commence essential maintenance works in the Gladstone Marina with maintenance dredging and pile replacements commencing in May.
GPC Acting CEO Craig Walker said these works would ensure the safety of commercial and recreational boats transiting through the marina.
“To futureproof the long-term sustainability of the Gladstone Marina, maintenance dredging is undertaken every five years to remove the build-up of sediment and maintain these channels,” Mr Walker said.
“Maintenance dredging allows vessels to load, manoeuvre and pass through the marina safely and efficiently.
“Dredging will be undertaken 24 hours a day in order for these works to be completed as quickly as possible. We expect there will be minimal noise and disruption to commercial and recreational marine traffic.
“The project will be delivered under stringent environmental guidelines to ensure dredging activities are managed in an environmentally responsible manner,” he said.
Dredging is expected to be underway by Saturday 23 May 2020 and continue for approximately 50 days.
From May to July 2020, piling works will also be undertaken along the AB row at the marina. There will be some noise generated from the pile driving activities occurring sporadically for short periods during week days.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate boat users’ and the community’s cooperation while these essential maintenance works are underway,” Mr Walker said.
For more information about Gladstone Ports Corporation, visit www.gpcl.com.au.