Dredging of navigation channels in Port Hacking
Sand dredged from navigation channels in Port Hacking was deposited in the near-shore zone off Cronulla beaches.
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Reason For Works
The aim of the maintenance dredging of the navigation channels was to improve boating conditions in the Port Hacking.
Scope of works
It is estimated that 77,000 cubic metres of material was removed from the navigation channels in Port Hacking.
In what is believed to be a first for a Sydney beach, the sand was deposited offshore from the Prince Street sea wall at North Cronulla in water 4 - 8m deep to form a mound or 'sea-slug'. The aim was to create a bombora that it was hoped would bend and refract the swell to create improved breaking waves near shore for surfers.
Media Release: Port Hacking dredging due to start this month
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The project was funded by the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage (formerly Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, which provided Council $2.56 million to undertake the dredging.
The Faucon and Port Fredrick at Cronulla Beach during previous works.