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  • 16 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley, is taking the fight for a permanent sand dredging in Swansea Channel to the New South Wales Parliament. The Labor MP will move a notice of motion calling on the state government to guarantee the channel will be navigable, safe and open for recreational use this summer. Swansea MP Yasmin […]

  • 17 September 2013

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner said that the Government is providing $360,000 to dredge the Swansea Channel this year. “The Swansea Channel is the marine gateway to Lake Macquarie, an outstanding recreational waterway that is loved by locals, tourists and boating enthusiasts alike,” Mr Stoner said. “Dredging in the […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The New South Wales Government has announced a tender for dredging of the Swansea Channel in Lake Macquarie. According to the government, the dredging project will remove up to 100,000 cubic metres of sand from the channel. The project also includes pumping of material via pipes to Blacksmiths Beach and spreading of spoil along Blacksmiths […]

  • 10 August 2011

    Lake Macquarie is at risk of losing tourists if a long-term solution for dredging Swansea Channel is not found, says one local business…   (newcastlestar) [mappress] Source: newcastlestar, August 10, 2011

  • 16 March 2011
    Vessels

    The chair of the Lake Macquarie Aquatic Services Committee says having a new dredge for the Swansea Channel will give yachting clubs the certainty to stage regattas… (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, March 16, 2011;    

  • 6 September 2011

    Sailors contemplating visiting Lake Macquarie near Newcastle in NSW should have less trouble transiting the shallow Swansea Channel in a … (mysailing) [mappress] Source: mysailing, September 6, 2011;

  • 4 August 2011
    Vessels

    The O’Farrell government has dumped plans to buy a dredge for Swansea Channel, sending waves of discontent across Lake Macquarie’s… (theherald) [mappress] Source: theherald, August 4, 2011

  • 7 June 2011

    Authorities should stop wasting money and delaying action on Swansea’s problematic navigation channel at Black Neds Bay, a Lake Macquarie… BY DAMON CRONSHAW (theherald) [mappress] Source: theherald, June 7, 2011  

  • 24 May 2011

    Dredging of a Lake Macquarie bay connected to Swansea Channel is expected to make nautical navigation safer and halt erosion along a popular… BY JACQUI JONES (theherald) [mappress] Source: theherald, May 24, 2011;

  • 6 January 2011

    For Ken Winning the NSW Government’s announcement that it had called for tenders to purchase a dredge to keep the Swansea Channel clear for… BY DAVID QUICK (lakesmail) [mappress] Source: lakesmail, January 7, 2011;

  • 25 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Works to dredge a critical sand shoal in Swansea Channel will start in the first week of December to improve boating safety ahead of the Christmas holidays. The $666,000 contract awarded by the NSW Government will reduce shoaling that had reformed in the navigation channel between the southern entrance to Swan Bay and the drop […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner and Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today announced the NSW Government will provide $2.5 million for the long-term navigational dredging of Swansea Channel. “The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is delivering on its promises and rebuilding regional infrastructure neglected by the former […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The NSW Government has awarded a $250,000 contract for more dredging work in Swansea Channel. Member of the NSW Upper House for the Hunter, Taylor Martin MLC, said that Sandpiper Dredging Pty Ltd won the contract following a tender by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands. “Sandpiper Dredging has just completed […]

  • 7 March 2012

    Boaties in Lake Macquarie have stated that the Swansea Channel is still choked even though the NSW government has spent $300,000 on dredging activities, reports The Star. There are even claims that the channel’s depth is worse than it was before the government commenced dredging in December thus the boaties call for a long-term solution. […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    A new Coastal Management Program under development at Lake Macquarie City Council will help guide the future for the city’s beaches, lake and Swansea Channel, the council informs. The program is a new requirement for coastal councils under NSW Government legislation, with the aim of creating consistent principles of ecologically sustainable development for the State’s […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    According to the NSW Government, a $600,000 project to restore the Blacksmiths breakwater will start tomorrow. Lands Minister Kevin Humphries stated this development scheme is “an important investment in Lake Macquarie, a popular tourist destination.” The breakwater project will last no longer than eight weeks, and during the work, access to the site will be restricted […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water, Kevin Humphries and Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay announced that the work is now underway on a $2.5 million dredging project to boost safety for boaters using Swansea Channel. Mr Humphries said the work would provide a more reliable navigation access through the channel to make […]

  • 28 January 2011

    Tenders are about to close for a permanent dredge operation at Swansea. Late last year the State Government announced the acquisition of … (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, January 28, 2011;

  • 9 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said today that the Swansea Channel maintenance dredging work is due to start next week. The main goal of this cleanup scheme is to reduce the size of a sand shoal that reformed in the navigation channel near the southern entrance to Swan Bay at the […]

  • 4 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Yasmin Catley, Member for Swansea, NSW, is calling on the Berejiklian government to fund a permanent dredging solution the Swansea Channel after a yacht ran aground near Swan Bay on Wednesday. Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie was called out to the yacht to tow the vessel from the shoal to deeper water. The Marine Rescue crew […]

  • 1 June 2011

    Navigation between Swansea Channel and Black Neds Bay is set to become easier. BY MARK CONNORS (newcastlestar) [mappress] Source: newcastlestar, June 1, 2011    

  • 10 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Adam Crouch MP – Member for Terrigal has just released the following statement after a public meeting in Ettalong Beach, NSW, on applying for ‘Rescuing Our Waterways’ dredging funding. “The collective voice of our community was loud and clear at tonight’s meeting: Central Coast Council urgently must take action at Ettalong Channel, and apply for State funding […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner has announced a call for tenders to dredge Swansea Channel. “Swansea Channel is the gateway to Lake Macquarie and dredging it will ensure it remains accessible,” Mr Stoner said. “We are hoping for work to get underway soon so the popular Channel is accessible […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    A dredger has arrived at Lake Cathie and will be moved into position over the coming days, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council said in their latest release.  Approximately 21,000 cubic meters of sand will be dredged, and relocated to the edge of Foreshore Reserve to reclaim open space that has been lost to erosion in recent years. Sand […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is set to undertake dredging works to maximise the recreational benefits of lower Lake Cathie. Dredging works to deepen the lake and enhance the sand dunes south of the lake will commence in late July. Director of Development and Environment Matt Rogers said that the works would involve dredging sand from the […]