Dredging work still to begin
WORK to dredge the Boyne River and make it safer still has not begun.
However, it is getting closer.
In February the State Government announced $1.5 million would be spent on the long-awaited Boyne River dredging project.
There will be 12,000 cubic metres of sediment removed from the mouth of the river, across a 15m wide channel.
Gladstone Ports Corporation chief executive officer Peter O’Sullivan said the project would go a long way towards improving access and safety for those out on the water.
“The build-up of sediment, particularly over the past six years, has made access difficult and at times dangerous,” he said.
“This project will ensure there’s a clearance of at least half a metre at all tides.”
Tenders for the project have closed and are now being evaluated.
In a statement GPC said the project would be subject to a comprehensive approvals process.
When the announcement was made, users welcomed the news, saying the river could be dangerous.