The Port of Townsville is the largest commercial Port in Northern Australia; however, at just 92 metres, the shipping channel is one of the narrowest ports in the country. With ships getting larger, the port needed to adapt to service the needs of North Queensland's mining, defence, agriculture, construction, vehicle and tourism industries.
As part of the $193 million Channel Upgrade Project, Port of Townsville Limited engaged Hall Contracting to undertake the civil works including the construction of a 2.2.km rock wall and revetments, creating a 60-hectare reclamation area for material dredged from the channel to be placed.
The scope of works included hauling and placing 266,465m³ of core rock, 39,839m³ of secondary armourstone and 143,682m³ of primary armourstone, and geotextile lining the internal surface of the rock wall.
Works commenced in March 2020 and have progressed ahead of schedule.