North Haven dredging starts next week

The South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport announced today that Maritime Constructions (the Department’s contractor) is about to begin routine maintenance dredging of the North Haven waterways.

As reported, dredging works at North Haven will commence from Wednesday, 24 November 2021 to maintain good water quality and safe water levels for boat users.

Works will involve the removal of an accumulation of seagrass and sand from inside the channel extending out through the North Haven marina entrance. Works will also occur both inside and outside of the channel entrance breakwaters.

“Boat users will still be able to use the marina entrance to launch their boat during works but are advised to exercise caution and be mindful for workers and other water users,” the Department announced.

Officials also added that all works completed by Maritime Constructions will be done in accordance with a Dredging licence issued by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). “The contractor will follow an EPA approved Dredge Management Plan, with regular water quality testing and noise monitoring throughout the project.”

The discharge site for the dredged material is located approximately 600m North-West (seaward) of the marina entrance and is delineated by yellow buoys.

Works are expected to be completed by the end of February 2022, weather permitting.

Photo: Maritime Constructions