West Bay Barge Landing Maintenance Dredging

Proposal description: 

The West Bay Barge Landing has been in operation since 1944 and is located approximately 7 km east of the Mungalalu Truscott Airbase, in the Kimberley Region.

The site is approximately 520 km west southwest of Darwin and 617 km northeast of Broome and is located on the Anjo Peninsula on the northern tip of Western Australia.

The proponent, Mungalalu Truscott Airbase Pty Ltd, is proposing to dredge 22,000m3 of the barge landing to restore safe navigable depths. Disposal of dredged material is proposed to occur onshore and above the high-water mark.

The development envelope is located within the North Kimberly Marine Park. 

The proposal may have potential impacts on marine environmental quality associated with turbidity generated by dredging, and benthic communities and habitats, more specifically mangroves, have the potential to be affected by dredging and disposal of dredge material.

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Last updated: 
August 31, 2020
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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