Why is the work being undertaken?
To improve navigation and safety for the residents of Deepwater Estate and the Rural Fire Service.
Who will be undertaking the work?
How long will the work take?
How are environmental impacts being mitigated?
Soil testing and a Marine Ecology study have been undertaken and a Review of Environmental Factors prepared to fully understand the river in the vicinity of the dredging. These documents produced a number of processes contractors need to undertake to minimise environmental impacts during the dredging.
This includes the use of markers to indicate no-go zones plus silt booms and silt curtains to minimise dispersal of silt into the river.
The dredging itself employs a ‘clam shell’ excavator which creates much less disturbance to the river bed. The excavator being used is new and designed to minimise noise.
Why not dredge other areas of the river?
Where is the spoil being taken?
Will there be disruption to parking?