Wallis Lake dredging project kicking off tomorrow

MidCoast Council (NSW) has confirmed that the Wallis Lake dredging project is starting tomorrow.

Photo courtesy of the NSW Nationals

According to Tanya Thompson, Member for Myall Lakes, the process will start with dredging mobilization which will include the setup of a temporary deposition site at Vincent Fazio Park in Tuncurry. The establishment of this site is expected to take approximately one week.

The dredging is scheduled to commence during the second week of November, with the entire process projected to take around 4 weeks.

This news is such a relief, particularly to the businesses and industries that depend on our waterways. This overdue operation has been a long battle and I look forward to seeing the dredger in action,” commented Tanya Thompson.

The scope of the project will encompass the stretch of water from the boat ramp downstream to the primary Tuncurry Channel, addressing critical concerns and ensuring improved navigability for waterway users.

Mrs Thompson also added that this development marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to enhance waterway access and maintain the vitality of the local maritime economy.

The next step is to work with the State Government on a long term dredging strategy so this is not an ongoing issue.