Georges River Council to revitalise Dover Park West foreshore

08/02/2017

Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said work will soon commence to create a new environmentally friendly seawall on the foreshore of Dover Park West located in Shipwright Bay, Blakehurst.
 
Mr Rayner said the aim of the project is to revitalise the foreshore and reduce the instance of erosion in the area.
 
“The project, which will be undertaken by Total Earth Care starting in March 2017, will consist of the construction of a new environmentally friendly seawall including the revegetation of sections with mangrove and riparian species,” he said.
 
“All of these works will go towards significantly improving the existing foreshore, which currently has systemic structural failures, and has resulted in significant erosion during storms and king-tides.”
 
Mr Rayner added that Dover Park West is a popular recreational facility and this project will also include an area to allow park users to sit and access the foreshore.
 
“This improved access will also allow our existing Foreshore Rubbish Collecting Team to access an area that is currently inaccessible due to the foreshore grade,” he said.
 
Mr Rayner explained that $120,000 in funding had been previously provided to the former Kogarah City Council for the project through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s Estuary Management Program.
 
“The former Kogarah Council also matched the funds for the project, which means a total of $240,000 has been allocated to the project,” he said.
 
For more information, please contact Council on 9330 6400 or visit our website at www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.  

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