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Cape Jervis Port - KI Connect Ferry Service

Cape Jervis Port - KI Connect Ferry Service

Dredging now approved and work to commence near the Boat Ramp starting next Monday

Cape Jervis Port - Dredging now approved and work to commence near the Boat Ramp starting next Monday.  Care to be taken to continue to allow access the boat ramp to be accessed during the process.

After an extensive assessment process involving Council, the Dept. Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, the EPA and the Coast Protection Board, Kangaroo Island Connect (KIC) has received all necessarily approvals to dredge the Cape Jervis Port in preparation for commencing their new passenger ferry service to Kangaroo Island.

KIC has advised us that work will commence at the Port on Monday 9th April to enable the dredging works to begin on Tuesday 10th April (approval has been provided to allow rocks to be moved to perform the required dredging), all work will be performed in accordance with the approved methodology outlined within the EPA dredging licence.

A long reach excavator will be used to deepen the Port between the public boat ramp and the nearby breakwater, with the spoil to be located on Government owned land, north of the Port area, outlined in the provided map. Care will be taken to allow the boat ramp to continue operating while dredging works are undertaken and work is estimated to be completed within a period of 5 days.

A Dredging Management Plan and Environmental Management Plan for this work has been prepared and approved to ensure that the environment is taken into account, including water turbidity and disturbance is considerably reduced.

The good news is that the approved dredging work will increase the water depth at low tide to around 1.5 to 1.7 metres deep within the Basin between the boat ramp and the nearby breakwater, this will be beneficial to many boat users and will substantially improve access on the water, to and from the boat ramp by vessels being launched and retrieved, as well as allowing the new ferry to begin passenger pick-ups and drop offs according to their proposed operating schedule.

Council and the Government Agencies have worked closely to ensure that works will be undertaken in a manner that is environmentally responsible.

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