Stockton Harbour Remediation project

Roads and Maritime Services is remediating Stockton Boat Harbour in the Newcastle local government area. We have completed the establishment of 25 swing moorings in North Stockton and have begun work on the boat harbour.

A drawing of the planned new Stockton Boat Harbour
A drawing of the planned new Stockton Boat Harbour

Updates and announcements

Construction started in May 2018 and is now underway.

Expected to be completed by the end of 2018, the Boat Harbour is currently at the stage of sheet piling and will soon start dredging of the Harbour sea floor.

Project background

In 2014, Roads and Maritime commissioned Worley Parsons to prepare an engineering report of Stockton Harbour which found six of the 14 jetties within the Harbour presented serious safety issues. The report identified that the existing jetties and vessel entrance to the Boat Harbour did not comply with current design standards.

The report also found seabed levels within the Harbour are too shallow to provide sufficient under-keel clearance for vessels.

The condition of the Harbour has continued to deteriorate, and Roads and Maritime is rebuilding the Harbour, at a cost of $4.3m. The first stage of this project was to create 25 swing moorings in North Stockton so that boat owners currently using the harbour would have an alternative site during construction.

Extensive community consultation was undertaken with harbour boaters and the wider community with a Review of Environmental Factors in October-November 2017 and the project was approved to go ahead.

In May 2018, all current harbour boaters vacated the site and work began.

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