Rosslyn Bay boaties are benefiting from improved access to the popular Australian harbor, with Queensland dredging company Hall Contracting having recently completed maintenance dredging works.
Hall Contracting CEO Cameron Hall said that the company had dredged approximately 24,000 cubic meters of silt, sand and gravel from the entrance channel and a number of internal channels, enabling deeper draft vessels to continue using the harbor.
“Rosslyn Bay is a common departure point for island cruises, fishing charters and ferry transfers, and with tidal movements generating sediment build-up in the harbor, the area requires maintenance dredging every few years to remain accessible,” Mr Hall said.
“The works took just over three months to complete, with the various marinas housed within the harbor remaining operational at all times.”
Mr Hall added that the project – funded through the Queensland Government’s $30 million Marine Infrastructure Fund – saw the dredged material pumped more than a kilometer to an approved discharge site.
“Water quality was an important consideration throughout the project, and our team performed ongoing plume monitoring as well as megafauna observation as part of our broader environmental management plan, ensuring there was minimal impact on the surrounding environment.”
The project wasn’t the only one Hall’s Warraber dredge undertook while stationed in Rosslyn Bay, with the vessel also assisting the Department of Transport and Main Roads with commissioning two new pontoons.