Boaties to gain safer access through Kedron Brook floodway

Boaties are set to benefit from $1.1 million dredging works to improve access through the Kedron Brook floodway.

Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard said McQuade Marine would undertake the dredging works to improve navigational access through the floodway.

“The area to be dredged is downstream from the Nudgee Beach public boat ramp through to the mouth of the Kedron Brook floodway,” Ms Linard said.

“About 20,000 cubic metres of sediment from the mouth of the floodway will be removed by an excavator and transferred to the dredge vessel.

“It will then be taken to the approved offshore disposal area at Mud Island.

“Once the dredging works are complete, boaties can look forward to improved channel alignment and increased tidal access for larger draft vessels.

“I would like to remind all boaties to take care and exercise caution while the dredging is being undertaken.”

Transport and Main Road Minister Mark Bailey said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to supporting the state’s growing boatie community.

“Dredging works provide better access for communities to enjoy our waterways and get out on the water,” Mr Bailey said.

“They allow us to maintaining depths in state boat harbours and some high-use channels for better access to our busiest recreational boating facilities.”

No significant impacts are expected to boating movements while dredging works are underway.

Works are scheduled to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with TMR working closely with the contractor to ensure minimum disruption/noise levels for nearby residents in the Nudgee area.

Works are expected to be complete in late September 2018, weather permitting.

Funding for the works is provided by the Queensland Government’s Marine Infrastructure Investment Program.

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