All Set for Tankerton Jetty and San Remo Dredging

Parks Victoria has announced the schedule for the maintenance dredging operations at Tankerton Jetty and San Remo, following natural sand build up which has created a hazard for recreational and commercial boat operators.

Dredging at Tankerton is set for June 6 and the dredging works at San Remo Pier are expected to begin approximately 2-3 weeks later, depending on weather conditions.

“The works form part of Parks Victoria’s ongoing dredging program to ensure the continuation of safe boating access within Port Phillip and Western Port,” said Acting Senior Manager, Local Ports & Waterways, Andrew Kelly.

“The dredged material is predominantly sand and at Tankerton the sand will be placed on the beach east of the Tankerton Jetty. At San Remo the sand will be placed along the beach approximately 500 meters to the east of the jetty, replicating the natural coastal processes and improvement to recreational amenity,” said Mr Kelly.

Mr Kelly added that the freshly dredged material contains organic material, mostly seaweed, which gives the sand a dark color and odor.

“While the dredged sand may look and smell unpleasant when it first comes out of the water, after a few days of exposure to the air and sun, the sand will bleach to its normal color and lose the odor,” Mr Kelly said.

Dredging at Tankerton Jetty was last carried out in December 2012 and at San Remo in April 2013.

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