Boaters advised of sand dredging at Ettalong Beach

13 September 2013

Boaters are advised sand dredging will take place in the navigation channel near Ettalong Beach at Brisbane Water from Monday, 16 September.

Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Acting Manager Operations Hawkesbury River/Broken Bay Darryl Lennox said work by Gosford City Council to deepen the channel to improve navigation and renourish the beach will be carried out until to the end of November, weather permitting.

“The dredging will be carried out from sunrise to sunset and forms part of renourishment work underway in the area,” Mr Lennox said.

“During dredging work, the navigation channel next to Ettalong Beach between Ettalong Beach Wharf and Kourung Street will be closed to marine traffic.

“Skippers should use the main navigation channel between Half Tide Rocks and Wagstaffe and exercise caution when navigating near work vessels.

“The dredge will display day shapes and lights at night to alert boaters work is under way.

“Boaters are reminded to observe safety advice from boating safety and police officers, to maintain a safe distance and speed from the work and producing wash which impacts on work is an offence,” Mr Lennox said.

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