There was an urgent need to widen the existing shipping channel and swing basin into the Port of Adelaide to accommodate larger and wider Post Panamax vessels without operational restrictions.
TSA/ProManage was engaged to lead the community and stakeholder engagement and communications for this significant infrastructure project on behalf of Flinders Ports. The project involves widening the existing Outer Harbour shipping channel from 130 metres to 170 metres, with 1.55 million m3 of dredged material to be placed approximately 30 km off-shore in Gulf St Vincent.
The project was completed early 2020 and Flinders Ports is experiencing an unprecedented number of post-Panamax ships and passenger cruise ships to Port Adelaide. This project was crucial to enhancing the bulk import/export and tourism markets to South Australia and is already being heralded as a success for Flinders Ports and the state of South Australia.