The new dredge for maintenance of ocean access to the
Gippsland Lakes, ‘Tommy Norton’, is an important milestone in the
maritime history of the Gippsland Lakes and a major achievement for Gippsland Ports.
The Trailer Suction Hopper Dredge (THSD) ‘Tommy Norton’ is purpose-built for the
conditions at Lakes Entrance and the important task of maintaining safer and more
reliable access for commercial maritime traffic and recreational vessels.
‘Tommy Norton’ arrived at Lakes Entrance on 1 September 2017.