Throsby Creek Government Agencies Committee

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We are working together to further improve the environment of the Throsby Creek waterway and its surrounds, and the amenity of the area for residents, visitors and commercial users.

The Throsby Creek Government Agencies Committee is chaired by the Member for Newcastle, Mr Tim Crakanthorp MP, and seeks to enable cooperative leadership from numerous government agencies who have responsibility for the Lower Throsby Creek.

The Committee includes representatives from Hunter Water, City of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie City Council, Roads and Maritime Services, Hunter Local Land Services, the Port of Newcastle, Hunter TAFE, Port Waratah Coal Services and two community representatives.

The Throsby Creek Catchment Agencies Plan was developed in consultation with relevant agencies and the community and captures a consolidated vision for Throsby Creek.

Questions?

Email the Committee Secretary at: throsbycreek@hunterwater.com.au

We are working together to further improve the environment of the Throsby Creek waterway and its surrounds, and the amenity of the area for residents, visitors and commercial users.

The Throsby Creek Government Agencies Committee is chaired by the Member for Newcastle, Mr Tim Crakanthorp MP, and seeks to enable cooperative leadership from numerous government agencies who have responsibility for the Lower Throsby Creek.

The Committee includes representatives from Hunter Water, City of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie City Council, Roads and Maritime Services, Hunter Local Land Services, the Port of Newcastle, Hunter TAFE, Port Waratah Coal Services and two community representatives.

The Throsby Creek Catchment Agencies Plan was developed in consultation with relevant agencies and the community and captures a consolidated vision for Throsby Creek.

Questions?

Email the Committee Secretary at: throsbycreek@hunterwater.com.au

  • Throsby Creek mangrove maintenance work complete

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    01 June, 2020
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    15 JULY 2020

    Work to remove a small area of juvenile mangroves and sediment from Throsby Creek, near the Union Street footbridge in Tighes Hill, is now complete. The work will help improve water flow and reduce the potential for flooding impacts in the local area by preventing the spread of mangrove islands and further sediment build-up.

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    As mangroves are a protected species, we completed a Review of Environmental Factors to guide the work, which was carried out in accordance with a NSW Fisheries permit.

    This work is part of the Throsby Creek Catchment Agencies Plan 2019-2024, which aims to improve the health, amenity and safety of Throsby Creek and its catchment.

    As part of the plan, we are also developing an overall management strategy for the mangroves upstream of the Hannell Street Bridge, in consultation with local agencies and the community.

    Ongoing investigations of sediment levels in Throsby Creek and its impact on flooding will be carried out to determine if we will need to dredge the creek to remove the long-term build-up of sediment. The next investigation is planned for 2022/23.

  • Plan for Throsby Creek's future

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    04 June, 2019
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