Mandurah entrance channel undergoes dredging

Photo: WA Department of Transport

The Western Australia Department of Transport (DOT) has begun conducting annual sand bypassing and replenishment dredging works at Mandurah Ocean Entrance to ensure safe navigation and to widen Town Beach.

The project will see about 130,000 cubic metres of sand relocated prior to completion in November of this year.

The works will be undertaken using a mobile material screening, pumping and conveying unit and an excavator.

DOT Executive Director Maritime Steve Jenkins said the dredging is funded by the WA State Government and the city of Mandurah at a cost of AU$1.1 million (US$755,000).

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