UNDERWAY: The construction of the Coffs Harbour Slipway is hoped to be complete by July.
UNDERWAY: The construction of the Coffs Harbour Slipway is hoped to be complete by July. Trevor Veale

Slipway work begins

MEMBER for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has said the $2.6 million remediation of the Coffs Harbour slipway has begun with the project due for completion by July.

“Soil Conservation Service has been engaged to manage the remediation of the slipway hardstand and adjoining waterway area,” Mr Fraser said.

“The remediation is planned in two phases with the first phase being the remediation and second phase the construction of a temporary boat mainte- nance facility,” he said.

“The remediation will cost around $2.6 million and take up to four months to complete with the removal of approximately 5500 tonnes of contaminated material from the hardstand area and adjacent waterway.

“Material containing high levels of lead, nickel and tributyl tin are classified as restricted solid waste and will be transported to an accredited disposal facility at Ipswich in Queensland.”

Mr Fraser said general solid waste would be taken to Kempsey Waste Centre.

“The slipway will be closed to the public during construction with safety signs and directions posted around the area,” he said.

“A tender to construct and operate a new boat maintenance facility recently closed and DPI - Lands will be assessing proposals in parallel with the remediation.

“The details of the temporary boat maintainance facility are still being determined but it is expected to be operational by the end of the year.”



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