Hunter River bank stabilisation project

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The Hunter River at Scotts Point on the north-west corner of Ash Island was identified as a priority river bank erosion site by the Kooragang Wetland Rehabilitation Project. Causes of erosion along this stretch of the river include wind-wash and flooding, boat wake and bank instability due to the clearing of riparian vegetation. The eroding river bank was stabilised through the construction of 700 m of rock fillets. Rock fillets will promote the recovery of mangroves and riparian vegetation, leading to improved fish habitat and recreational fishing. Completed in 2011.

Organisation Soil Conservation Service

Scott Nichols, Ph: (02) 6626 1396, email: [email protected]

Funding Body NSW Habitat Action Grant, in-kind support