The murky Ettalong Channel dredge debate

If you commute by ferry from the Central Coast, the issue of silt in Box Head and Ettalong Channels has been an ongoing nightmare. In early May the Fantasea Cruises ferry service between Ettalong and Palm Beach was suspended indefinitely due to hazardous channel conditions, with services diverting to Patonga.

Yesterday Tess spoke to the local MP Liesl Tesch about the hazardous crossing conditions and why Labor is calling on the Government to fund emergency dredging.

Scot Macdonald is the Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter and joined Tess this morning to discuss his perspective on the issue and what the Liberal Government’s plans are for the region.

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