Port of Weipa to undergo maintenance dredging

Brisbane (Photo: NQBP)

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) will soon begin maintenance dredging at the Port of Weipa.

The trailing suction hopper dredger Brisbane will be used for the project, which is set to commence in late April and will last up to four weeks.

NQBP said this will be the first instance of maintenance dredging occurring at the Port of Weipa under the company’s new 10-year Commonwealth permit.

Included in the permit are a range of conditions that help to protect the marine environment. Environmental monitoring and management measures will be implemented throughout the campaign to minimise the risk of any potential impacts on the marine environment.

Dredging will also be completed at Amrun on behalf of Rio Tinto.

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