Port of Rockhampton Maintenance Dredging

​Port of Rockhampton


Maintenance dredging of the main navigational infrastructure at the Port of Rockhampton is undertaken infrequently. The estimated average future maintenance dredging volume per campaign for the Port of Rockhampton is 30,000m3 with a predicted frequency of five to ten years.



A range of studies relevant to maintenance dredging informed the preparation of  the Port of Rockhampton Long-Term Maintenance Dredging Management Plan (LMDMP) and will assist in the development of associated management documents. The LMDMP commits to the availability of a range of these documents, which will be updated and revised periodically taking into account recent investigations in response to changes in risk or as a result of the completion of further monitoring.

The Port of Rockhampton Sustainable Sediment Management Project (SSM Project) will provide a better understanding of sediment dynamics, characteristics and sedimentation rates that can be used to forecast dredging requirements, analyse avoid, reduce and reuse options and provide justification for proposed and/or selected sediment management solutions into the future. The project aims to minimise environmental impacts and ensure the sustainability of maintenance dredging activities at the Port of Rockhampton.

Latest monitoring reports​

Latest regulatory reports​

Nil. Last dredging occurred at Port of Rockhampton in 2011.

Technical Advisory and Consultative Committee

To be formed prior to next maintenance dredging campaign.