Outer Harbor Channel Widening Project

The shipping channel at Outer Harbor, Port Adelaide, is a busy shipping hub that sees hundreds of vessels come and go each year transporting goods into and out of South Australia.

In May 2018, the State Government granted Flinders Ports development approval to widen the Outer Harbor shipping channel so that larger ships operated by international shipping companies can safely and efficiently access Flinders Ports’ port facilities.

Widening the Outer Harbor shipping channel will unlock further import and export opportunities for South Australia.
Project information: 1800 431 317.

If you would like to receive more information about the project, or would like to register your interest in attending any information sessions on the project, please indicate below, or call our project team on 1800 431 317. 

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Flinders Ports is committed to undertaking the Outer Harbor Channel Widening Project in a manner that is sensitive to the marine environment and compliant with the conditions of the Development Approval.

As detailed planning gets under way to meet and exceed the conditions of that approval, we will be working closely with key groups and individuals to address any concerns and keep interested parties informed. These conversations will inform our planning ahead of dredging commencing in March 2019.

Our public engagement program will include one on one meetings, information days, the formation of a Reference Group to provide advice and feedback on key issues of interest in both the planning and construction phases, newsletters to local residents living in North Haven and surrounds, and regular updates to this website.

If you would like to participate in Flinders Ports engagement program, we would like to hear from you.  Please register your interest below, or call our project team on 1800 431 317.

If you would like to receive more information about the project, or would like to register your interest in attending any information sessions on the project, please indicate below, or call our project team on 1800 431 317. 

Find out more about the project

Information submitted will be dealt with in accordance with Flinders Port Holdings’ Privacy Policy

The timeline indicates the expected progress of the project.

Please note that these timelines are subject to change.

 

Flinders Ports will be working closely with key government agencies including the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), the Department of Environment and Water (DEW) and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), to ensure regulatory conditions are satisfied and State Government objectives for the environment are met.

A key step in our planning is applying for licences from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Department for Environment and Water (DEW).

The EPA is South Australia’s independent environment protection regulator. One of its roles is to work with major project proponents to establish strict environmental conditions and requirements to protect, restore and enhance the environment.

The EPA will undertake a formal process to seek feedback and comment from the broader community during November 2018.  For more information about this consultation process please visit the EPA website – https://www.epa.sa.gov.au/

A native vegetation clearance permit is also required from DEW’s Native Vegetation Council, who will similarly undertake a formal consultation process during November.

To read more information about the two licence application processes, or to write a submission, please visit the EPA and DEW websites:

As custodian of the channel, Outer Harbor and the Port River, Flinders Ports is acutely aware of the need to care for our waterways, and especially so during a project such as the Outer Harbor Channel Widening Project.

As the project progresses, please check back here to view monitoring information as it becomes available.

If you would like to receive more information about the project, or would like to register your interest in attending any information sessions on the project, please indicate below, or call our project team on 1800 431 317. 

Find out more about the project

Information submitted will be dealt with in accordance with Flinders Port Holdings’ Privacy Policy

Still have questions? Contact us to find out more information about the project.

Contact Flinders Ports
Phone: or call us on 1800 431 317. 
Email: channelwidening@flindersports.com.au
Post: P.O. Box 19, Port Adelaide, South Australia, 5015

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