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

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    4 days ago

    Hunter Water will be removing a small area of juvenile mangroves and sediment that has accumulated in Throsby Creek to improve water flow and reduce flood risk. This is particularly important during heavy rain events to prevent water levels rising in the surrounding stormwater systems.

    The work is happening near the footbridge that connects Islington Park with Union Street in Tighes Hill and will be completed by our contractor, SwampPro.

    What to expect during the work

    Work will start in early June 2020 and will take a week to complete, weather and tidal conditions permitting. Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.

    While some low-level construction noise and minor vibration can be expected, impacts to surrounding residents and recreational users will be minimal.

    A temporary site compound will be set up at the end of Union Street for the duration.

    More information

    As mangroves are a protected species, we’ve completed a Review of Environmental Factors to guide the works, which will be 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.

    Hunter Water will be removing a small area of juvenile mangroves and sediment that has accumulated in Throsby Creek to improve water flow and reduce flood risk. This is particularly important during heavy rain events to prevent water levels rising in the surrounding stormwater systems.

    The work is happening near the footbridge that connects Islington Park with Union Street in Tighes Hill and will be completed by our contractor, SwampPro.

    What to expect during the work

    Work will start in early June 2020 and will take a week to complete, weather and tidal conditions permitting. Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.

    While some low-level construction noise and minor vibration can be expected, impacts to surrounding residents and recreational users will be minimal.

    A temporary site compound will be set up at the end of Union Street for the duration.

    More information

    As mangroves are a protected species, we’ve completed a Review of Environmental Factors to guide the works, which will be 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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    about 1 year ago