Posted on August 10, 2022
Dredging works to improve safety and navigation in Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour have begun.
Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said a $1.5 million contract had been awarded to experienced dredging operator, Hall Contracting.
“These important works aim to remove about 24,000 cubic metres of material from the entrance channel and within the harbour, greatly improving safety, and making navigation easier for all boaties,” Ms Lauga said.
“We last dredged the channel mid-2019, so I’m looking forward to work kicking off again.
“This work is part of the State Government’s four-year $29.7 billion roads and transport plan, which includes $18.1 billion worth of projects across regional Queensland.”
Ms Lauga said the work was due for completion in September, weather permitting.
“Water quality monitoring will continue throughout the works to ensure as little environmental disturbance as possible,” she said.
“All dredging material is being placed at the approved offshore disposal site.”
Ms Lauga said access to Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour will soon be improved even further with a $2 million upgrade of the public boat ramps now just around the corner.
“The community gave fantastic feedback earlier this year about what they wanted to see with the boat ramp upgrades, and I’m pleased to say construction isn’t far away, with the new ramps to open next year,” she said.
“The State Government is committed to supporting boating and is delivering $185 million worth of boating infrastructure improvements across Queensland over the next four years.”
Ms Lauga said access to one of the two boat ramps may be temporarily impacted for short durations as dredging work progressed inside the harbour around the public boat ramps.
“Thanks to boaties in advance for their patience during the works and asks them to take care and navigate with caution around the dredges,” she said.
Funding is being provided by the Maritime Infrastructure and Investment Program to provide better public boating facilities across the state.