Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is encouraging regional coastal councils to apply for NSW Government funding for essential dredging projects under the Rescuing Our Waterways program.

Mr Fraser said the State Government recently announced an additional $6 million over four years for the Rescuing Our Waterways program, as part of the NSW Coastal Dredging Strategy.

“This funding will help improve the accessibility, health and safety of our regional waterways for recreational and commercial vessels,” Mr Fraser said.

“Rescuing Our Waterways is delivered in partnership between State Government and councils.

“The program has already benefitted a number of communities along the coast, improving access to local waterways.

“I encourage local councils to find out more about this fantastic initiative to ensure our community continues to enjoy our coastal harbours and rivers,” Mr Fraser added.

Councils can apply for up to 50 per cent of the cost of a project.

Applications for the Rescuing Our Waterways program are now open and close 23 June 2017.

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