TasPorts has a multi-layered strategy to ensure the Port of Devonport plays a pivotal role in supporting our customers and the Tasmanian Governments' world leading 200% renewable energy target by 2040.

The strategy aims to make the port internationally certified through a range of environmental sustainability initiatives.

The strategy combines a state-of-the-art 3D vessel port monitoring system, forward thinking environmental impact reduction solutions, renewable energy sources and sustainable infrastructure initiatives which will place Devonport on the map.

In September 2023 TasPorts gained international certification from EcoPorts, the main environmental initiative of the European port sector, making it the third port in Australia to do so. We also report against United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through the World Port Sustainability Program.

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Dredging and reclamation for Terminal 3 at East Devonport now complete

The dredging and reclamation works for Terminal 3 in East Devonport is now complete. TasPorts contractors, the Hazell Brady Joint Venture, have dredged 45,000 cubic metres of material from the berth pocket, reusing a third of this material in the land reclaim. The 9000 cubic metres of reclamation has also been constructed using locally sourced quarry materials and provides the base infrastructure for the construction of TT Line’s new three-tiered ramp.

Throughout the reclaim and dredge process, wide-ranging environmental monitoring was undertaken across a range of impact measures including noise, dust, turbidity and water quality, helping to protect our marine environment.

The overall works will deliver a new berth pocket, wharf infrastructure and reclamation area for the new Spirit of Tasmania vessels.

Key environmental initiatives include, but are not limited to:
  • Water sensitive urban design and water reduction methods
  • Facilitating the opportunity for 100% renewable energy sources for ships at berth
  • Facilitating the opportunity for 100% renewable energy electric vehicle charging points - making electric vehicle transit between Geelong and Tasmania viable
  • Facilitating the opportunity for green building design for offices and the commercial precinct
  • Best practice dredging methods and materials handling
  • Sensitive lighting design principles
  • Preparing for higher sea levels
  • Improving stormwater treatment
  • Minimising dust and air emissions from construction
  • Identifying and maximising opportunities for a circular approach to waste management
  • Improve traffic management measures
  • The use of native vegetation in landscaping, both internal and external to the port boundaries
  • Improving the visual amenity of the port and how it connects with the local community

TasPorts will keep the local community and businesses updated throughout the project about what works are taking place and when.

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