Clyde river dredging improves access for boats


Vital dredging of the entrance channel of the Clyde River at Batemans Bay has been completed in time for the Christmas holidays.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the NSW Government has invested over $500,000 to ensuring the lower reaches of the river are accessible to boaters during low tide.

“Dredging the river channel entrance of the Clyde River provides a direct benefit to the community through improved boating safety and access to waterways for both commercial and recreational boaters,” Mr Constance said.

“We’re heading into the busiest boating season of the year and the completion of dredging works at the Clyde River entrance channel means locals and tourists can confidently access the area.”

Mr Constance highlighted the dredging work will also benefit local and visiting beachgoers.

“Around 3,000 cubic metres of dredged sand has been used at Corrigans Beach and Westside Surf Beach for their renourishment.

“Sand nourishment areas on both beaches will be shaped and new vegetation will be planted in the days before Christmas, completing the work for this area.”

The Clyde River works have been funded through the NSW Government’s Dredging Strategy, a joint initiative run by the Department of Industry – Lands and Roads and Maritime Services.

The Strategy provides a coordinated approach to improve the accessibility and health of our waterways.

All boaters are reminded to carry an approved lifejacket for each person on board their vessel and, in some situations, lifejackets must be worn. More information on lifejackets can be found here Media Release

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