Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has confirmed that dredging operations in the Swansea Channel will resume after a build-up of sediment in recent months.
“Since 2015, the NSW Government has spent $1.1 million on the removal of 41,000 cubic metres of sediment during two separate dredging operations”, Mr MacDonald said.
“The NSW Government will spend a further $100,000 on maintenance dredging in the near future, subject to planning, weather and public safety.”
“Boating safety is a priority and it is preferable for dredging works to happen outside the busy school holiday period.”
“Weather permitting, dredging should be completed by the end of May.”
“Monitoring of the channel will continue through regular bed level surveys.”
Dredging in the navigation channel is wholly undertaken by the NSW Government given the presence of state owned maritime infrastructure in the Swansea Channel.