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Port Stephens shoreline clean up

7 December 2022

Operating out of Kooindah Park, Lemon Tree Passage for the next 6 to 8 weeks.

The EPA have engaged a contractor (AVCON) to do shoreline clean up of Port Stephens and the Karuah River due to debris left from recent flood events. The EPA and AVCON have gone through the Works on Council Land process and have been approved to operate out of Kooindah Park, Lemon Tree Passage for the next 6-8 weeks.

Below is the location of AVCON’s staging area for the removed waste off the carpark at Lemon Tree Passage boat ramp.

The site includes:

1x 20-foot storage container
1x Manitou Tele handler
1x Chemical bunding area
1x Skip bin for waste
1x Portable toilet
1x Enclosed fence for the perimeter

Proposed route and methodology for access to the work area: AVCON will be launching and using vessels, boats and PWC from Lemon Tree Passage boat ramp to access the worksite/shoreline by water and collect debris.

Proposed methodology for removal of waste, including any equipment used:

  • AVCON technicians to remove waste from shoreline
  • Punt flat bottom boat for enclosed waters
  • Vessel for open waters
  • PWC
  • Manitou tele handler
  • Enclosed box trailer
  • Transport truck
  • Bulker bags
  • Hazmat drums