Mid West Ports Authority seeking public feedback on Geraldton dredging project

Geraldton Guardian
Dredging operations at Geraldton Port in 2003.
Camera IconDredging operations at Geraldton Port in 2003. Credit: Gary Warner/Geraldton Guardian

Community and stakeholder feedback is being sought on the Port of Geraldton’s upcoming maintenance dredging project.

The Mid West Ports Authority has planned to undertake maintenance dredging during September and October to remove naturally accumulated sediment from within the commercial harbour and shipping channel to maintain safe navigational depths.

MPWA acting chief executive officer Damian Tully said maintenance dredging was common practice in ports around the world and would be essential to keeping the port operating.

“MWPA are committed to ongoing consultation with our stakeholders throughout the program, keeping you informed and offering opportunity to contribute where possible,” he said.

MWPA with O2 Marine has developed a Geraldton Port: 2021 Maintenance Dredging Project, Dredge Environmental Management Plan to describe the dredge program and outline the environmental protection objectives, management measures and targets for the project.

This plan has been released for a two-week consultation period. Comments can be submitted to communications@midwestports.com.au by 5pm on July 26.

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