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Dredging and Disposal

Dredging is an enabling activity which is essential to the functioning of ports, harbours and marinas. Continued navigational access to ports and harbours would not be achieved without maintenance dredging, while capital dredging enables new activities to proceed by creating new, deeper and wider channels, and berths.

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Proposals within or adjacent to licensed dredging and disposal areas should demonstrate, in order of preference:

  1. that they will not adversely affect dredging and disposal activities
  2. how, if there are adverse impacts on dredging and disposal, they will minimise these
  3. how, if the adverse impacts cannot be minimised they will be mitigated
  4. the case for proceeding with the proposal if it is not possible to minimise or mitigate the adverse impacts