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Sep 26, 2019

Photo: 02Marine has been contracted to do sediment sampling and a benthic habitat survey at the Spoilbank. Photos: Pilbara Development Commission

The State Government has engaged consultants to assist in preparing the environmental impact assessment of the marina project, with O2 Marine to conduct field investigations in Port Hedland from today.

The work includes using a drop camera and side scan sonar to conduct a benthic habitat survey to identify if there are any habitats, such as coral reefs, that could potentially be impacted by construction of the marina.

Sediment samples within the project area will also be collected to investigate sediment quality and to provide input into ongoing dredge plume and sedimentation modelling studies.

The Spoilbank Marina projects includes boat pens, a four-lane boat ramp, two breakwaters and internal revetment walls and an access channel separating marina traffic from shipping activity.

It will also include public open recreational space and improved public access, parking, toilet facilities and areas for pop-up stalls.

Visit http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/phmarina for more information about the project.

Read the Minister's statement here: https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowa...

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