Leslie Williams, Member for Port Macquarie, has announced a total of $6.2 million worth of dredging work will be carried out at Town Green Moorings at Port Macquarie.
“Dredging of the Town Green Channel down to the new public wharves facility will ensure the depth of the channel matches the needs of the vessels along the Town Green Moorings,” Mrs Williams said.
“Dredging will benefit both commercial operators and recreational users in the area.
“Town Green Channel was last dredged in 2019.”
Mrs Williams said NSW Maritime, in its new role overseeing the statewide dredging program, has identified these five priority locations after carrying out investigations and input from local communities.
“Some waterways are more prone than others to the natural process of sedimentation, in which sand and silt washes downstream and gradually fills channels or berthing areas.
“This can have far-reaching economic impacts for communities which are dependent on local fishing and boating industries.”
Mrs Williams said the dredging work would be made possible with a $6.2 million NSW Government stimulus funding commitment, part of the $205 million allocated to maritime infrastructure and projects.
“In these continuing difficult times, we are doing all we can to help out our coastal communities with the support they need to get on with the job.
“This stimulus package will play a critical role in creating jobs to plan and deliver this infrastructure to assist with the recovery of the state’s economy from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Once further investigation work has been completed, the full program and timeline for the work will be communicated to the local community,” Mrs Williams said.
Media Release From | Leslie Williams, MP.