Johns Creek Boat Harbour Maintenance Dredging

Closed 19 Feb 2018

Opened 13 Feb 2018


Johns Creek Boat Harbour is a small facility located at Point Samson, 40 km east of Karratha.  Dredging of the Boat Harbour and Entrance Channel is required to restore navigable depths, and is planned for autumn 2018.

Maintenance dredging is proposed to occur within the Boat Harbour and Entrance Channel, with disposal to a sandbank about 1 km south of the Boat Harbour (Western Disposal area).

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals