The NSW Government is providing $600,000 for dredging at The Entrance channel.
This funding is required to be matched dollar-for-dollar by Council, allowing for a $1.2 million project. The NSW Government is still awaiting confirmation that Council will commit to this.
The project will see around 60,000 cubic metres of sand dredged from The Entrance channel and placed on nearby beaches.
This week’s flooding shows that proper maintenance of the channel is absolutely essential for the safety of hundreds of homeowners. The NSW Government is disappointed that Council’s inaction over the past 18 months has led to this crisis point.
Council also need to develop and implement a long-term management plan for this local waterway.