Media release | 1 July 2021
The NSW Government is providing $143,000 to Northern Beaches Council to support the clean-up of Careel Creek at Avalon Beach.
The clean-up project aims to reduce flood risk to surrounding homes and Barrenjoey High, enhance native vegetation, improve habitat, stabilise creek banks, and reduce the chance of noxious weeds flowing into the creek.
“Careel Creek weaves its way through the Avalon community on its way to Careel Bay and is a well-known local landmark,” Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes said.
“Local bushcare volunteers have been fantastic in regenerating stretches of the creek bank, and the upcoming works will provide an important boost to these efforts.
“The work will involve the careful removal of sediment and gross pollutants, and will be conducted by soil conservation specialists.
“It’s great the NSW Government can partner with Northern Beaches Council on this project.”
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands is funding the work which will be carried out over a period of about six weeks.
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan thanked the State Government's assistance.
“Together with the NSW Government and our amazing Bushcare volunteers, we’ll be removing about 400 tonnes of sediment and stormwater debris that has accumulated within the creek line.
“The first stage of the creek clean up started in January. Thanks to Government funding, we’ll get started immediately on the second stage of work to restore this much-loved Avalon waterway,” Cr Regan said.