State government invites coastal councils to apply for funds for dredging

SAND TROUBLE: Swansea Channel. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

SAND TROUBLE: Swansea Channel. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

COASTAL councils are invited to apply for state government funding for essential dredging projects under the Rescuing Our Waterways program. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the government had announced an additional $6 million over four years for the program. “This funding will help improve the accessibility, health and safety of our regional waterways for recreational and commercial vessels,” Mr MacDonald said.

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