Illawarra Newsroom

Ward calls for Illawarra South Coast artificial reef ideas


Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has encouraged local fishers to submit expressions of interest for the NSW Government’s next Offshore Artificial Reef to be deployed off an Illawarra South Coast beach.

The new reefs will add to those already installed off Sydney, South Sydney, the Shoalhaven, Port Macquarie, Merimbula, Newcastle, Wollongong and Tweed Heads. 

NSW DPI conducts a rigorous evaluation of the proposed reef locations through a comprehensive environmental assessment. These assessments include ecological, biological and socio‐economic impacts.

More information is right here on Offshore Artificial Reefs in NSW, please visit the NSW DPI website.

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