Low level noise may be caused by boat engines and pumps whilst the dredge is in the water, there may also be some disruption to boat traffic. A notice to mariners advice will be issued whilst dredging is taking place.
A dark coloured plume is often present in the water during the dredging process. Once the work is complete, the plume normally disappears within 24 hours.
The sand bypassing program operates annually each year at the Dawesville Cut and Mandurah Ocean Entrance channels and is conducted by the Department of Transport.
The City is committed to protecting Mandurah’s beautiful waterways.
It is important that the foreshores near these waterways are developed and managed effectively. Managing our foreshores;
To ensure consistency of Foreshore Management Plans and clarity to property developers, the City has developed a Foreshore Management Plan Preparation Procedure template, which streamlines the process to comply to the City’s approved systems. The pro-forma sets out exactly what is required within the Plan, including the table of contents, figures, tables and attachments etc.
Mandurah boasts numerous waterways and wetlands, some of which are internationally recognised and protected, through the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Japan Australia (JAMBA) and the China Australia Migratory Bird Agreements (CAMBA).
Although these wetlands, depending on their location may not have water covering the entire soil all year, are very important to our natural environment, providing benefits such as:
With an estimated 80 percent of wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain having been cleared, filled, drained or otherwise destroyed since European settlement, the City’ Foreshore Rehabilitation Project will help minimise our impact, and enable the protection and rehabilitation of these valuable waterways.