Dredging work to begin at Weipa
NQBP chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin said the dredge vessel TSHD Brisbane would carry out the work.
“Maintenance dredging works are an integral part of port operations,” Mr Fertin said.
“In the same way we maintain roads and rail lines for freight transport, we need to look after our port infrastructure to keep trade flowing.
“The works are expected to start in late April and take up to four weeks to complete.”
Member for Cook, Cynthia Lui, said the Port of Weipa played an important role in the region’s economy.
“Weipa is the largest community on Cape York Peninsula, and the port is a major driver of our economy, especially as we continue our recovery from COVID-19,” Ms Lui said.
“We’re building a better Peninsula Developmental Road, investing in more infrastructure across all our Cape communities and making sure our freight industries can continue to safely navigate to the port.”
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