Dredging

Maintenance dredging is a routine part of port operations to remove a build-up of sediment. This maintains the declared depths of shipping channels, berths, approaches and associated swing basins for the safe operation of shipping.

All maintenance dredging in the Port of Melbourne is undertaken in accordance with an approved Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

Maintenance dredging will take place in the entrance to Port Phillip and in the port precinct in October 2017 in line with the following indicative schedule (PDF).

The dredging works will be undertaken by the trailing suction hopper dredger, Brisbane (PDF), which is operated by Boskalis Australia Pty Ltd. The Brisbane is 84.1 metres long and will be clearly visible during its work in the Great Ship Channel and South Channel.

Maintenance dredging is a routine part of port operations to remove a build-up of sediment. This maintains the declared depths of shipping channels, berths, approaches and associated swing basins for the safe operation of shipping.

All maintenance dredging in the Port of Melbourne is undertaken in accordance with an approved Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

Maintenance dredging will take place in the entrance to Port Phillip and in the port precinct in October 2017 in line with the following indicative schedule (PDF).

The dredging works will be undertaken by the trailing suction hopper dredger, Brisbane (PDF), which is operated by Boskalis Australia Pty Ltd. The Brisbane is 84.1 metres long and will be clearly visible during its work in the Great Ship Channel and South Channel.