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Restoring the banks of the Tweed River after the 2022 floods

Aerial view of river and dozens of wooden stumps hammered into the bank.

We're proud to show the results of the Tweed River rehabilitation project!

A new video has been released showcasing a team effort restoring the banks of the Tweed River following massive losses due to the 2022 floods.

In the shadow of Wollumbin National Park, our North Coast Local Land Service and NSW DPI Fisheries staff worked with Soil Conservation Service and Tweed Shire Council to restore a heavily degraded section of the Tweed River.

The 2022 floods saw 45 metres of vegetated riverbank washed away and areas of the Tweed River highly vulnerable to losing more riverbank in future high flow conditions.

Together, we placed a 200-meter rock revetment to help address these issues, followed by 1700 hardwood pins.

These 5 m logs were honed to a chisel point and driven into the bar using vibratory and hammer attachments.

This work will help prevent further erosion, support the process of natural recovery and re-establish the lost bank so revegetation can take place.

Watch the full video to see our work in action.

More information about the Riverbank stabilisation project here.

This project was funded by the NSW Government under the Marine Estate Management Strategy. The ten-year Strategy was developed by the NSW Marine Estate Management Authority to coordinate the management of the marine estate.

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