Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dredging of Passage Right Up Boaties' Alley

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dredging of Passage Right Up Boaties' Alley

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Byline: Nikita Watts nikita.watts@capnews.com.au

YEPPOON: Being stuck outside Rosslyn Bay Harbour waiting for changing tides is not something Anthony Lomasney can afford.

The owner of Sail Capricornia takes tourists to the islands of Keppel Bay for day sailing trips four times a week.

When the tide is low, bigger boats, like his 40ft Beneteau Oceanis yacht, are unable to enter the marina and can run aground.

The Department of Transport was yesterday dredging the Rosslyn Bay Harbour to provide better access for these boats.

Dredging is being done to remove the build-up of sediment at both the entrance to the harbour and in the harbour itself.

A spokesman from the Department of Transport and Main Roads said dredging had been under way for a month to remove an estimated 27,520 cubic metres of sediment and was due to be completed in late August.

"Boaties are asked to use caution around the dredging site while the works are under way," he said. …

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