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HMAS Coonawarra - Dredging and Dredged Material Management

Proponent: Department of Defence

Overview

Department of Defence proposes to carry out 2 capital dredging campaigns of approximately 100,000m3 to 120,000m3 as part of upgrades to the Royal Australian Navy wharf facilities and basin navigation area at HMAS Coonawarra. Dredge spoil would discharge at a location near HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin Harbour, Larrakeyah, Darwin. The proposed action includes ongoing maintenance dredging at HMAS Coonawarra in the order of 10,000m3 to 15,000m3 every 5 to 7 years.

Stage 1: Referral

NT EPA notices

Public consultation

Statutory notice 13 April 2022

The NT EPA invited public comment on a referral for standard assessment submitted by Department of Defence to carry out 2 capital dredging campaigns and ongoing maintenance dredging as part of upgrades to the Royal Australian Navy wharf facilities and basin navigation area at HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah, Darwin.

Interested persons were invited to make a submission by 16 May 2022. The NT EPA made this notice in accordance with regulation 52(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

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