In recent years, the naturally designated channel allowing vessels to navigate Round Hill Creek in Seventeen Seventy has gradually shallowed, due to natural coastal processes which has caused problems at low tides for all vessels.
Concerns include safety for Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) and recreational vessels at low tide, as well as economic limitations for commercial vessels and tourists visiting the area and the reef.
Gladstone Regional Council seeks funding and project delivery of the Round Hill Creek sand dredging works to provide desired navigable access. Gladstone Regional Council has achieved its resolution of investigating a range of options to establish and maintain a deeper navigation channel at Round Hill Creek. Council is now seeking community support to advocate for State and Federal Government to undertake the sand dredging works.
The community can access the Round Hill Creek Channel Access Improvement Booklet and the Round Hill Creek Channel Access Improvement Factsheet to assist with community advocation for the sand dredging works.
Council supports the use of the information in these documents, combined with local community member’s personal experiences and feedback, to be taken to the State and Federal Members for the region.
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Gladstone Regional Council would like to acknowledge the Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda people who are the traditional custodians of this land. Gladstone Regional Council would also like to pay respect to Elders both past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Learn more about Council's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).