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Summary
  • Client

    Department of Primary Industries

  • Sector

    Marine

  • Location

    Oyster Cove, Tea Gardens

  • Products

    3300 tonnes of Gabion Rock

Scope

After nearly 150 years of oyster habitat loss causing declines in fish number and water quality, Sydney Rock Oyster reef restoration Project aimed to re-establish oyster habitat throughout NSW estuaries. Hunter Quarries brief was to supply 3,300 tonnes of Gabion Rock to Tea Gardens Oyster Cove.

Port Stephens was selected to trial the use of 3,300 tonnes of rock and nearly 200 cubic metres of recycled oyster shell to re-establish oysters in the area. These were placed along the estuary flat and have helped establish new oyster colonies with initial monitoring detecting oyster settlement along the new reefs.

Supply of this product will enable the re-establishment of oysters’ natural habitat. The flow-on effect of the establishment will benefit local tourism, recreational and commercial fishers, aquaculture, and water users.

Video produced by NSW DPI – Dept. of Primary Industries

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