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16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

 
 

Swansea Channel Dredging Petition

Lake Macquarie is the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere, and twice the size of Sydney Harbour. For boating to enter and depart Lake Macquarie safely we must travel through the Swansea Channel to enjoy the the wonders for the whole family that awaits on the lake. 

Swansea Channel is the only marine access route in or out of Lake Macquarie and provides a gateway to the lake, beaches and mountains; beyond that to Greater Newcastle and the Hunter Valley; a world class tourist attraction with facilities, activities and events to meet all walks of life. Unfortunately the channel gets silted up severely restricting access in or out of the lake, putting property and lives at risk and taking up the resources of vital services such as Marine Rescue and Maritime Services.

The problem is the dredging is reactive, what is needed is a proactive dredging schedule, one that the dredging contractor can schedule into his business plan/calendar. A schedule that takes into consideration and works around peak periods of use, and one that in the event of a delay, for whatever reason, will not result in the channel being closed to much of the sailing/boating community. 

As many members would have and currently still do take a trip north it is with the Boards support that members are invited to sign a Petition to the NSW Government to implement a permanet dredging solution and schedule for all waterway users. 

Here is the link to the petition:-

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The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

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