DREDGING is about to start at Rye and Sorrento to make sure boats can safely access ramps and piers.
The dredging will deepen the channel at Rye and around Sorrento boat ramp’s southern pier.
The six weeks allocated by Mornington Peninsula Shire for the works is aimed at minimising the impact on recreational water sport users, as well as taking account of weather conditions and the migration of the spider crabs.
An environmental management plan has been developed to minimise impacts on the environment.
Sand dredged at Rye and Sorrento will be used to replenish nearby beaches. The shire says the dredged sand may “have a slight odour due to organic matter” and that its dark grey colour will be bleached by the sun.