Restoring Vital Waterways Across NSW

The NSW Government will provide $1 million in funding to undertake work to improve boating safety, environmental and tourism outcomes at key waterways across the State, Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries and Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay announced today.

Mr Humphries said applications for funding under the third round of ‘the Rescuing our Waterways’ program for coastal dredging projects are now open.

Waterways are the lifeblood of many communities across the State and the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government is pleased to be able to provide additional funding for vital dredging projects,” Mr Humphries said.

Rescuing our Waterways is a key part of the Government’s Sustainable Dredging Strategy and provides a coordinated approach to improve the accessibility and health of our waterways.

“Communities up and down the NSW coastline have benefited substantially from the first two rounds of the program, with $3 million allocated to dredging projects at Wallis Lake, Lake Cathie, the Myall River, Shoalhaven, Eurobodella, Wyong, Greater Taree and Coffs Harbor.”

Mr Gay said the funding is provided under Transport for NSW’s Waterways Fund on the basis that participating councils will match the Government dollar for dollar.

“The Government will provide up to 50 per cent towards the actual costs of each project under phase three, with local councils providing the remaining funds or in partnership with local stakeholders,” Mr Gay said.

Councils will be asked to confirm project proposals, including financial contributions, and take charge of all aspects of project planning and execution.

“Local stakeholders, including local businesses, or chambers of commerce and commercial operators or boating clubs, are also invited to apply for funding.

“Priority will be given to applications that address the assessment criteria and are compatible with estuary management planning processes.”

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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