Port Macquarie-Hastings Council works to address Lake Cathie foreshore erosion in 2018

Erosion: This photo was taken in September after large swell battered the coastline due to a storm impacting the Mid North Coast region. Photo: Tracey Fairhurst.
Erosion: This photo was taken in September after large swell battered the coastline due to a storm impacting the Mid North Coast region. Photo: Tracey Fairhurst.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council estimates work to address the erosion at Lake Cathie will occur in Autumn, 2018. 

Development and Environment acting director Dan Croft said council has lodged a Crown licence application to allow for dredging of Lake Cathie in the area on the eastern side of Ocean Drive.

“The intent is that dredged material will be placed against the edge of the foreshore reserve to reclaim open space lost to erosion over the last 18 months.”

Council has lodged a funding application through Crown Lands Rescuing our Waterways program.

“We are hopeful that an announcement will be made soon,” Mr Croft said. “Timing associated with the open tender process for dredging services and mobilisation of dredging plant will likely see works start Autumn 2018.”