Three year foreshore protection and revegetation work in Wyee Bay funded

Foreshore protection and revegetation work in Wyee Bay on Lake Macquarie will start in July.

The work will include rehabilitation of the saltmarsh and Swamp Oak floodplain as well as weed control, exclusion fencing and revegetation.

Funding for the three-year project was announced by NSW Local Government Minister, Shelley Hancock, when she visited Lake Macquarie early in February.

The Wyee Bay works are expected to cost $158,000, with a 50/50 contribution from Lake Macquarie Council and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

It is among several projects being undertaken by Council to manage the region’s coastline and estuaries and funded in partnership with the NSW Department of Primary Industry and Environment.

“Wyee Bay was identified as one of the priority sites for rehabilitation because of its saltmarsh and wetland areas of high-value biodiversity,” a Council spokesperson said.

“This work aims to reduce impacts on endangered ecological communities from weed infestation and to restore and preserve their habitat, as well as reduce foreshore erosion and improve water quality,” she said.

Over three stages, the work under this funding grant should be completed by June 2024.

Sue Murray