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Western Australia Maintenance Dredging Program Management

BMT has worked to provide an integrated service for the management of the DoT's Maintenance Dredging Program since 2000.

Summary

The Department of Transport (DoT) is responsible for the maintenance of its facilities which extend along the Western Australian coast from Wyndham in the North to Esperance in the South.

BMT has, since 2000, held the contract for project management of the maintenance dredging programs at these 20+ facilities. This work includes the ongoing monitoring of all facilities and periodic maintenance dredging to provide safe access for both public users and fishing fleets. Additionally, BMT manages the dredging of offshore channels, coastal inlets and river/estuarine channels, as well as coastal bypassing works undertaken with land-based plants.

Major projects include annual mechanical sand bypassing at the Mandurah and Dawesville entrance channels, periodic dredging at Carnarvon, Onslow, Bandy Creek (Esperance), Murchison River (Kalbarri) mouth and Denham, and various dredging, weed trawling and sand excavation/bypassing campaigns.

The scope of works undertaken by BMT under this contract includes the planning, supervision, environmental management and commercial contract management through to overall management of the program.

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