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13 Feb 2019
Dawesville Cut

Pyramids Beach the focus of coastal work

Work will begin this week to ensure safe navigation at the entrance to the Dawesville Cut and sandy beaches to the north are maintained.

Work will begin this week to ensure safe navigation at the entrance to the Dawesville Cut and sandy beaches to the north are maintained.

Department of Transport (DoT) General Manager of Coastal Infrastructure Steve Jenkins said the annual sand bypassing project would see about 100,000 cubic metres of sand relocated.

"To maintain the natural northward flow of sand along the coast, accumulated sand is excavated from Pyramids Beach and pumped north of the entrance to the Dawesville Cut via pipes on the seabed," Mr Jenkins said

"This ensures the entrance channel remains navigable and beaches located north of Dawesville receive the supply of sand they require to limit erosion in winter.

"Beach goers are urged to observe by the directional signage in place and abide by the restrictions until the completion of work in mid-June this year."

The works will be undertaken using a mobile material screening, pumping and conveying equipment designed to transfer materials cost-effectively over long distances and a long reach excavator.

Environmental monitoring and management is key to the project which is expected to cost $910,000.

DoT is working with the local community including local schools and sports clubs to minimise inconvenience.

For more information about DoT's dredging and sand bypassing program visit the Coastal, erosion and stability page.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

11 Feb 2019
John's Creek dredging

Dredging complete at Johns Creek Boat Harbour, Point Samson

The Department of Transport (DoT) has completed the first maintenance dredging at Johns Creek in 20 years - improving navigation for skippers by restoring the depths at the boat harbour.

The Department of Transport (DoT) has completed the first maintenance dredging at Johns Creek in 20 years - improving navigation for skippers by restoring the depths at the boat harbour.

DoT Coastal Infrastructure General Manager Steve Jenkins said the four-month project had been completed one month ahead of time, helping to minimise disruption for facility users and the boating community.

"Approximately 30,000 cubic metres of sand was removed from the boat harbour basin and entrance channel at a cost of $1.4 million making it one of the largest dredging projects undertaken by DoT in the past year," Mr Jenkins said.

"As part of the project a cutter suction dredge was used to hydraulically pump sediment to a disposal site area located south-west of the boat harbour and a customised amphibious excavator allowed the safe management and even distribution of sediment within the disposal area despite large tidal ranges.

"To successfully complete the work the project team managed a number of challenges including the tides, prevalence of rock material in the dredging areas and environmental monitoring and management in a dynamic marine environment.

"Overcoming these obstacles and working closely with users and the local community, the team has restored the original depths to the harbour ensuring safe navigation for recreational and commercial craft."

The project was also referred to the Environmental Protection Authority and required environmental monitoring and management.

DoT's maintenance dredging program along the WA coastline provides ongoing safe access to and from key boating facilities.

For more information about DoT's dredging program visit the Coastal erosion and stability page.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

31 Jan 2019
Cyclist

Grants to help councils, schools, workplaces gear up for Bike Week

Preparations for Bike Week 2019 are gearing up, with grants totalling $38,000 awarded to 40 recipients to hold events that encourage people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes.

Preparations for Bike Week 2019 are gearing up, with grants totalling $38,000 awarded to 40 recipients to hold events that encourage people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes.

To continue reading the media statement please visit the link below.

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Alerts
10 Dec 2018
Temporary Notices to Mariners

Temporary Notices to Mariners (TNTM)

Please use the following links to view TNTM for each region of Western Australia.

Please use the following links to view TNTM for each region of Western Australia.

Cancelled, withdrawn and expired TNTM are removed without notice.

Please also see navigational warnings.

29 Dec 2017
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Cyclone - Community information sheets

The Department of Transport is responsible for the provision of cyclone community information sheet for its maritime facilities located in cyclone prone areas.

The Department of Transport is responsible for the provision of cyclone community information sheet for its maritime facilities located in cyclone prone areas.

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19 Jul 2017
Scam watch

Payment receipt scam

Please be advised there is a scam currently active that alleges to be part of the DoT payment and receipt system.

Please be advised there is a scam currently active that alleges to be part of the DoT payment and receipt system.

Customers are advised that DoT payment receipts are issued instantly following an online payment and are only ever in PDF format, not Word. Customers are therefore advised to NOT OPEN any Word based attachments claiming to be from DoT.

If you have received such an email, please report it to Scam Watch.

 

 

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