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Those interested in the Belongil Creek catchment are invited to a community drop-in session on November 12 at the Byron Community Centre from 3.30 till 6.30pm to share information they may have and learn about the development of the Belongil Creek Estuary Opening Strategy.

Council’s flood engineer James Flockton said the session is an informal way for people to talk to staff and consultants about Belongil Creek and the future management of the estuary, particularly the creek mouth. 

Strategy

‘Council is in the early stages of developing the Belongil Creek Estuary Opening Strategy, which will detail how Council will manage the creek mouth into the future,’ Mr Flockton said.

‘Belongil Creek is known as an intermittently closed and open lagoon system (ICOLL) with the sandbar at the mouth of the creek periodically opening to the ocean,’ he said.


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