The Palaszczuk Government is calling for tenders to undertake important dredging work ahead of the scuttling of the ex-HMAS Tobruk to create an artificial reef and world-class dive site in waters off Hervey Bay.
Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, Dr Steven Miles, said that the successful contractor will undertake maintenance dredging in the Bundaberg Port Marina to ensure there is sufficient depth to berth the vessel.
“This job will involve the dredging of about 15,000 cubic meters of material and moving it ashore to a nearby disposal facility,” he said.
Dr Miles also said that the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (NPSR) is being assisted by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to call for interested parties to dredge the preparation berth.
“The dredging works must be completed by 30 April to accommodate the mooring of the ex-HMAS Tobruk, which is scheduled to berth at this site in early May,” he said.