Woomera leaves wider Gladstone channel in its wake
The Hall Contracting dredge arrived at Port of Gladstone in March, signifying the commencement of the project to deliver a permanent safety solution to the close passing of vessels in the Clinton Channel.
Gladstone Ports Corporation acting chief executive officer Craig Walker said the project had widened the channel by about 100m.
“GPC is the gateway to trade, jobs and prosperity in Central Queensland. This project further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our region is ready to take advantage of future opportunities,” he said.
Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher, said the project delivered a positive injection to the local area in uncertain times.
“Our local economy received a boost, with 55 Gladstone locals employed on GPC’s Clinton Vessel Interaction Project,” Mr Butcher said.
“Another 21 Gladstone businesses secured work, providing services such as crane hire, water supply and cleaning.”