Funds Secured for Myall River Dredging

Federal Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin, recently announced $750,000 in funding for the dredging and protection of the Myall River and Corrie Island.

The announcement was made last Friday during the visit to the Tea Gardens waterfront. During the gathering, Baldwin emphasized that protecting the rivers and waterways is an important part of the Australian Government’s commitment to a healthier environment.

The Great Lakes Council will use the funds for the rehabilitation of the Corrie Island Ramsar wetland site, restoration of the eastern channel of the lower Myall River and designing, installing and testing an efficient sand transfer system from the Winda Woppa spit for ongoing nourishment of the eroding Jimmys Beach.

According to the local media, the Jimmys Beach renourishment program includes placement of approximately 20,000 m³ of sand annually onto the beach.

The work on the project is set to begin in May this year.

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