Funding Announced for Lake Cathie Dredging Project

Peta Pinson, Leslie Williams and Paul Toole

Minister for Lands and Forestry, Paul Toole, Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams, and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Mayor, Peta Pinson, today announced that $350,000 will be allocated for the Lake Cathie dredging project.

Mrs Williams said that $175,000 had been provided through the NSW Government’s ‘Rescuing Our Waterways’ program and the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has also contributed $175,000 for the project.

This funding will help improve the accessibility, health and safety of Lake Cathie, which is enjoyed by recreational and commercial users throughout the year,” Mrs Williams said.

This grant will allow Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to complete a detailed environmental impact assessment and the dredging of 21,000 cubic meters within Lake Cathie. The dredged sand will then be utilized for foreshore amenity improvement and beach nourishment.”

Mrs Williams added that some of the dredged sand will be used to repair the existing erosion damage at the foreshore reserve.

“We’ll be working with council and we’ll be seeing the assessments which have to take place in the first instance,” Mr Toole said.

He also added that since 2014, over $15 million had been invested in dredging projects across NSW. ​

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Feb 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 1 2 3 4

ACI’s 2nd North American Dredging Summit

2-day program covering technological innovations, in-depth case studies exemplifying a variety of successful projects, updates on regulatory…

read more >

3rd European Dredging Summit

The latest in ACI’s global series of dredging summits, the 3rd European Dredging Summit  will once again bring together leading experts…

read more >

2nd East Africa Port Expansion Conference

This event will gather senior port representatives, key stakeholders, expert consultants and contractors, technology providers as well…

read more >

8th Dredging & Land Reclamation World Summit 2018

The 8th Dredging and Land Reclamation Summit 2018 will gather the decision makers from Authorities and Operators responsible for ports…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you\'ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you\'ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you\'ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply