Reef Temple Installation at Shoalhaven

Reef Temple Installation at Shoalhaven

Subcon has completed installation of the Shoalhaven recreational fishing reef.  The reef consists of 5 clusters of 4 modules each based on Subcon’s patented Reef TempleTM design.

The design is an Australian innovation which provides a unique combination of crypt end spaces and vertical relief in order to create a structure that can support a diverse and sustainable fish population. The Reef TempleTM modules are the largest concrete modules offered in Australia with Shoalhaven breaking new records for both height, volume and speed of execution.

The reef design, fabrication and installation was all performed in-house by Subcon with support from the University of Western Australia and local subcontractors in Sydney and Wollongong.

The last module ready to be deployed

The last module ready to be deployed

The reef project was conducted by NSW DPI – Fisheries and was opened last Friday by Minister Katrina Hodgkinson and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward was delivered in record time by Subcon and was placed exactly on the design location by their offshore construction barge.

Dr Health Folpp, Manager Fisheries Enhancement & Occupational Diving at NSW DPI – Fisheries said, “Subcon’s innovative artificial reef module design and their extensive offshore marine construction experience has ensured the new reef installed off Shoalhaven Heads in NSW will be a great success. The installation of the reef modules was performed with the up-most professionalism and I congratulate the whole Subcon team for their seamless execution of the fabrication and installation of the new reef.”