Work starts on new groyne at Bremer BayThe construction of a new 55 metre groyne on Fishery Beach at Bremer Bay will make boat launching significantly safer throughout the year for recreational enthusiasts and marine rescue authorities.
The construction of a new 55 metre groyne on Fishery Beach at Bremer Bay will make boat launching significantly safer throughout the year for recreational enthusiasts and marine rescue authorities.
Department of Transport (DoT) Coastal Infrastructure General Manager Steve Jenkins said more than 2,000 tonnes of rock, sourced locally, would be used to create the groyne ahead of winter to prevent the build-up of sand which has hampered safe boat launching at Bremer Bay Boat Harbour seasonally for more than a decade.
DoT recently awarded Spearwood based company WA Limestone a $63,180 works contract to build the groyne - the main component of the $300,000 project part funded by the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS). The project will also reduce the requirement to conduct maintenance dredging of sand material from the boat ramp.
"The assistance of the Shire of Jerramungup with the recovery of surplus rock from the construction of the original Bremer Bay Boat Harbour has resulted in anticipated cost savings for the project of more than $100,000," Mr Jenkins said.
"The groyne will provide visiting and local boat owners with ongoing access to a safe launching facility and ensure marine rescue services to the remote coastline.
"The project is another example of the excellent infrastructure delivered to the WA boating community through the RBFS which has seen funding allocated to 424 projects over 22 grant rounds with approximately $34.5 million expended and nearly $6 million committed to complete ongoing and new projects.
"In the latest round of the RBFS announced in April the Shire of Jerramungup was awarded $60,000 for design work to further improve the launching facility at Bremer Bay."
Access to the boat ramp will be maintained during the groyne construction. However, to ensure public safety restrictions will be in place on Fishery Beach. If possible, people are asked to avoid Fishery Beach during construction and stay up-to-date with progress of the works by visiting http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/bremerbaygroyne
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Safe removal of grounded vessel expected tomorrowSalvage crews are tomorrow expected to attempt to remove a large recreational vessel stuck on a reef at the Abrolhos Islands off the State's Mid West coast.
Salvage crews are tomorrow expected to attempt to remove a large recreational vessel stuck on a reef at the Abrolhos Islands off the State's Mid West coast.
The 22 metre super yacht hit a reef near Turtle Bay at East Wallabi Island on Wednesday sustaining limited damage to the vessel and no injury to those on board.
Department of Transport (DoT) Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Manager Matt Verney said a tug and dive boat arrived on site earlier today as part of the ongoing salvage operation.
"Those on site have commenced an assessment of the vessel and a plan is now in place to safely recover the vessel and tow it to Geraldton," Mr Verney said.
"Flotation devices will be used to carefully and slowly lift the vessel off the reef on the high tide and the possible removal of some of the diesel fuel on board.
"Containment boom has been sent to the site and will be deployed around the vessel to limit possible damage to the local environment.
"Aerial observation of the site yesterday found no evidence that fuel had spilled from the vessel which remains intact on the reef and weather conditions in the area favour a successful salvage operation."
As the agency responsible for ensuring an adequate response to this type of incident in State waters, DoT is working closely with the vessel owner, insurer, salvage company and the Department of Fisheries to achieve the best outcome for the environment and the community.
For more information about DoT's role in responding to maritime environmental emergencies visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine
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Department responding to vessel groundingThe Department of Transport (DoT) is responding to a 22 metre super yacht that has grounded on reef in State waters near Turtle Bay East Wallabi Island in the Abrolhos Islands WA.
The Department of Transport (DoT) is responding to a 22 metre super yacht that has grounded on reef in State waters near Turtle Bay East Wallabi Island in the Abrolhos Islands WA.
As the State agency responsible for ensuring an adequate response to such incidents in State waters, DoT is working with Department of Fisheries, the vessel owner and insurers to confirm the situation and coordinate an appropriate response.
An initial assessment of the potential environmental impact is currently underway and a flyover of the area is taking place.
DoT will continue to provide more detailed updates on the situation and the response effort once further details can be confirmed.
For more information about DoT's role in responding to maritime environmental emergencies, visit the Maritime environmental emergencies section.
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