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The long-awaited dredging of the Richmond River mouth at Ballina and nearby North Creek will go ahead after the state government and Ballina Shire Council each lobbed in around a quarter of a million dollars towards the project.
After dredging carried out prior to Christmas to ensure better boat access to Fishery Creek, Ballina boat harbour will now see the removal of the final bags of dredge sediment.
More than $2 million of dredging has been completed in Ballina and Kingscliff to improve access for boaters during the busy holiday period.
Byron Shire Council has called on the state government to defer any dredging of the Brunswick Heads boat harbour and navigation channels, and will refuse to allow council’s boat ramp to launch the dredge vessel till questions on the works have been answered.
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