Dredging of the Ballina boat harbour was carried out prior to Christmas 2016 to ensure better boat access to Fishery Creek. The bagged sediment was dried and has now been removed
Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin says the original dredging work involved the removal of more than 26,500 cubic metres of sediment – 17,670 from Ballina Boat Harbour and 8,850 cubic metres from Fishery Creek.
‘The sediment removed was dried on-site in large bags and have now been disposed,’ said Mr Franklin. ‘The site has been levelled, rehabilitated and sprayed with a mixture of grass seeds to restore the area.
The dredging and sediment removal work was funded under the NSW Government’s Dredging of Priority Waterways on the North Coast.
‘This project supports the local and regional economies by maintaining safe navigation for our commercial and recreational boaters operating out of the harbour.’