Port MacDonnell Harbour Dredging

Update: In 2022, Port MacDonnell's harbour was dredged by Department of Infrastructure and Transport, removing more than 100,000 tonnes of sand and seaweed.

Years of build-up of sand and seaweed had causing major problems for Port MacDonnell's rock lobster fishing fleet - one of the state's most valuable industries.

Levels were so high, professional and recreational fishermen were having trouble refuelling, mooring and moving in and out of the harbour and reporting engine damage due to weed ingestion.

In 2019, Troy highlighted this issue in State Parliament - read the speech here. Following his lengthy campaign, the Department of Infrastructure and Transport announced the harbour would be dredged in 2022.

This continues to be vital infrastructure for our region and will require constant maintenance. On behalf of the Port MacDonnell community, Troy will continue to draw attention to this important issue.

As your voice in State Parliament, Troy values your thoughts and opinions. Contact him at mtgambier@parliament.sa.gov.au to share your views or share this campaign via the links below.

Photo courtesy of Kai Levins