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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Swansea Channel dredging program has officially started. Roads and Maritime Services, a NSW Government agency delivering safe and efficient journeys throughout NSW, said that boaters are advised to keep clear of dredging work and exercise extreme caution in the Swansea Channel between Pelican Marina and “The Dropover” for about two months. The dredge barge […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Yasmin Catley, Member for Swansea, said in her latest announcement that the Australian Labor Party (NSW Labor) will provide funding for a permanent dredging solution for the Swansea Channel. “This has been a long time coming and I was pleased to have my colleague, friend and Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park for Keira to announce the dredging solution,” said […]

  • 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;

  • 12 March 2010
    Project & Tenders

    A sustained dredging program of the Swansea Channel over the 2009-10 summer means that boats should have no problems coming up the coast and getting into the lake… [mappress] source: Sail World, March 12, 2010

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • 18 January 2012

    A state government project to dredge Swansea Channel has been labelled a disaster and linked to the collapse of the Belmont Airport seawall…     BY DAMON CRONSHAW (theherald) [mappress] Source: theherald, January 18, 2012;

  • 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;    

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Member for Swansea Garry Edwards has welcomed today’s announcement from Minister Humphries (Natural Resources Land and Water) and Minister Gay (Roads and Freight) that the successful tender for the major dredging project of Swansea Channel has been awarded to Neumann Dredging Pty Ltd. “This announcement is the culmination of three years of consistent lobbying of […]

  • 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;

  • 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    

  • 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. […]

  • 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

  • 25 August 2011

    The O’Farrell government has called for tenders to dredge Swansea Channel and Black Neds Bay, fulfilling an election commitment… BY DAMON CRONSHAW (theherald) [mappress] Source: theherald, August 25, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 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;

  • 8 June 2011

    The former Labor government has been accused of lying when it said shortly before the March election it had bought a dredge for Swansea… BY DAMON CRONSHAW (theherald) [mappress] Source: theherald, June 8, 2011  

  • 5 December 2011

    Swansea Channel dredging started today. The undertaking will be conducted by Sandpiper Dredging on behalf of the NSW Department of Primary Industries. The dredging is expected to last for three weeks and it will be accompanied by the activities that are to be carried out seven days a week. The removed sand will be placed […]