10 May 2023

Dredging program completed at Weipa

| Cape York Weekly
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NORTH Queensland Bulk Ports has successfully completed maintenance dredging at the Port of Weipa for another year.

Dredge vessel TSHD Brisbane has left Weipa after completing the 48-day program.

The increase in the annual project duration was due to additional material requiring removal after a series of severe weather events.

About 808,000m3 of natural sediment was removed and placed at the approved Dredge Material Placement Area in Albatross Bay.

The TSHD Brisbane undertook over 430 trips to and from the DMPA without incident.

NQBP thanked the staff and contractors for their work in completing the dredging program and also thanked the Weipa community for its patience and understanding.

“This is a testament to all involved including the local Weipa fishing and boating community,” an NQBP spokesperson said.

Throughout the dredging, NQBP engaged with key stakeholders including the Weipa Technical Advisory and Consultative Committee.

Members of the TACC include conservation groups, Traditional Owners, scientists, community, port users and governments.

The maintenance dredging was conducted in line with all approvals and permits, including a range of strict environmental conditions.

Dredging was also completed at Amrun on behalf of Rio Tinto Weipa.

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