Works to commence at Port of Currie slipway

TasPorts has engaged Tasmanian-based contractor BridgePro Engineering to undertake repairs to damaged sections of the slipway at the Port of Currie, on King Island.


27 April 2023

TasPorts Chief Operating Officer Stephen Casey said the works would begin at the start of June this year and are expected to be completed within a month of commencement.

“TasPorts closed the slipway at the port late last year because of the poor condition of submerged sections of the slipway given its age and exposure to the marine environment over many years,” he said.

“It was not a decision taken lightly and was taken in the context of ensuring the safety of King Island’s fishing fleet operators, and TasPorts’ personnel and the wider community.”

While the King Island slipway was closed, the Port of Stanley slipway was identified as the most suitable alternative to meet the needs of the Currie-based fishing vessel operators.

Mr Casey thanked Port of Currie slipway users for their cooperation during the closure, in particular King Island fishing representatives who worked closely with TasPorts.