In addition to TasPorts’ plan to invest $80 million in the Port of Burnie, we are also working with Toll to upgrade Berth 4 to accommodate Toll’s larger Bass Strait vessels.

The Berth 4 project at Burnie follows the recent launch of TasPorts’ Port Master Plan which will guide investment of more than $200 million in Tasmania’s ports over the next 15 years.

The upgrades to Berth 4 in Burnie will include dredging works, which are expected to commence in late October 2018 and last for five weeks.

“The investment will bring a range of benefits for the Port of Burnie, local businesses and the wider Tasmanian economy.” said TasPorts Acting Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Donald.

“TasPorts is committed to its customers and the service Toll provides to Tasmania is a vital link to mainland Australia,” Mr. Donald said.

In preparation for the dredging works, TasPorts has undertaken detailed environmental assessments and developed an Environmental Management Plan, which has been endorsed by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).

“TasPorts will take all precautions to reduce excess noise during the dredging works and carry out a detailed water monitoring program throughout the project,” Mr Donald said.

Heron Dredging are undertaking the dredging at Burnie. Heron Dredging assisted in delivering exceptional project safety and environmental outcomes as part of the award winning Webb Dock redevelopment project in Melbourne.

As part of the same project, Toll is undertaking landside infrastructure works on Berth 4, including ramp upgrades and a wharf extension for their bigger vessels. These works commenced in September 2018.