As trade demands grow and technology develops, the size and number of vessels using our channels also increases.
To continue facilitating trade in our ports, we must ensure our channels can safely accommodate the vessels using it. To do so, we undertake maintenance and capital dredging. Dredging is defined as digging, excavating or removing material from waterways to deepen channels, create harbours, and keep channels and approaches to ports at defined depths.
Our maintenance dredging programs allow us to safely perform shipping movements using our existing channels while capital dredging creates new channels and expands existing channels. Both dredging programs are regulated by the Commonwealth and State Governments.
Our capital dredging projects support the growth of our port and other industries in our region.