Illegal riverbank works prove costly

IN a NSW DPI investigation, Fisheries Officers issued two men with multiple fines and required them to rehabilitate a 100m stretch of riverbank along the Nepean River in Castlereagh, west of Sydney, at an estimated cost of more than $18,000.

The men were alleged to have carried out illegal works along the riverbank including excavating a boat ramp and reclaiming foreshore land using tyres, rocks, cut trees and sand.

Land owners should only conduct bank stabilisation work and install boat ramps under a permit issued by DPI Fisheries. These permits identify the best materials and building methods to be used to reduce impacts on fish stocks and key habitats.

For more information about undertaking works along waterways, including looking after the river bank click HERE.


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