Western Basin Port Development
Bund wall closure
Dredging in the Western Basin
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has implemented a world leading light based seagrass health assessment monitoring program to protect seagrass in the Gladstone harbour. The program was required to be developed by the Queensland Coordinator General as part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The light based seagrass health assessment monitoring program is based on a Water Quality/Light Based Management Approach operating under an ERA 16 (Environmentally Relevant Activity) Development Approval, where both light and turbidity levels are now monitored daily to address seagrass health. For more information on this world leading Seagrass Light Based Management approach click here.

The Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project is being undertaken by GPC.

The Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project is central to the future development of Gladstone as a 21st Century industrial city.

Over the next 30 years, GPC will secure our objectives of economic prosperity and jobs for Gladstone, Queensland and Australia.

For the last three decades, the expansion of the port facilities and other industries has been strategically planned to maintain a balance of industrial development, protection of the environment and sustaining a fishing harbour.

While dredging has occurred since the 1960s, the Western Basin dredging project in Gladstone's harbour will constitute the most significant expansion of the Gladstone port's capabilities since commercial activities began in the 1920s.

We regularly update the local Gladstone community on the project through tours and events and as well as the Environmental Impacts Briefing.

Project updates

Water Quality
View the latest water quality monitoring data live in the Western Basin and Gladstone harbour. More
Commercial Fisheries Compensation Program
Find out more about our Commercial Fisheries Compensation Program. More
Dredging Update
Have a look where the dredges are operating and the progress they have made so far. More

Water Quality Monitoring

Dredging status - green light

Stage 1A of dredging complete

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