Subcon announces that the NSW Department of Primary Industries has awarded to Subcon the contract for the design, fabrication and installation of NSW newest recreational fishing attraction, the Port Macquarie Artificial Reef.
Artist impression of Port Macquarie reef
The purpose built reef will be installed in Q1, 2016 and will establish a sustainable reef ecosystem ~3km off the River mouth providing recreational anglers with access to new habitat and enhanced fishing opportunities.
The reef will feature 20 of Subcon’s Australian designed ReefTemple modules, each weighing 23Te and standing up to 6.5m tall. The ReefTemples are designed to create complex, sustainable habitat that promotes the establishment of diverse marine ecosystems in otherwise sandy locations. The Subcon patented design uses a polymer fiber reinforced concrete to build a shape suited to supporting a strong, healthy and ecologically diverse population of marine Fauna and Flora.
Subcon is supporting ongoing research by the University of Sydney at the Shoalhaven Reef. It also has reefs installed in Hervey Bay, Moreton Bay and has two projects underway off the Western Australian coast.