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|