Does dredging proposal means change in Coastal Plan?
A 24-hour dredging hotline will be a feature of the billion-dollar waterfront proposal.
I will assume the dredge operator will have the authority to remove 40,000 cubic metres of sand from the channel whenever necessary.
This will be good news for the residents of Wamberal dealing with coastal erosion, as it means the NSW Coastal Management Plan is meaningless and private action overrides the plan.
Will the dredged sand be used to rejuvenate Wamberal Beach or will it be used for building construction?
Will the NSW Coastal Plan be reviewed and strengthened?
With additional marina berths at Koolewong and increased use of the waterway due to population increase and tourism, Mr Ian Reynolds and Mr Steve Duncan will have more problems to solve than sand build-up in the channel.
How the dredging impacts on the 100,000 cubic metres of sand that is annually transported around the Entrance to Brisbane Water will be of interest to coastal engineers and many others.
With the increased activity on the waterway, I expect M1 conditions sooner than later.
Letter, 6 Mar 2017
Norm Harris, Umina
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