Proposed Geraldton Port Expansion

Proposal description: 

Increased trade and associated shipping within the Port of Geraldton has created a demand for addional land adjacent to the harbour area. In response to this demand, the Port of Geraldton proposes to reclaim a 5 ha area in the existing fishing boat harbour, within the Inner Harbour.

Associated with this reclamation activity would be the breaching of the outer breakwater and dredging of a channel to create a new entrance to the fishing boat harbour. The Port Authority also proposes to extend the existing sand trap on the northern side of the main breakwater to provide protection for fishing vessels navigating the new entrance. Spoil collected through maintenance dredging within the main harbour and fishing boat harbour would be utilised as fill for the proposed reclamation.

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Last updated: 
December 27, 1989
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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