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Lake Macquarie Environmentally Friendly Mooring Upgrade Program

Would you like to upgrade your old block and chain mooring to a safe and secure Environmentally Friendly Mooring?

Hunter Local Land Services is offering a 50% rebate to eligible mooring holders in Lake Macquarie to upgrade their block and chain mooring to a safe and secure Environmentally Friendly Moorings.

Environmentally Friendly Moorings have been independently tested and certified. These designs safely securing the vessels in extreme conditions by using shock absorbers that prevent mooring tackle coming into contact with the seabed and damaging sensitive seagrass habitats.

By switching to Environmentally Friendly Moorings boaters can help Lake Macquarie’s seagrass maintain water quality and provide food and habitat for a range of fish and crustaceans that are vital for commercial and recreational fishing. Seagrass is also an important habitat for iconic species such as seahorses and threatened sea turtles.

A 50% rebate is being offered to all mooring holders in Lake Macquarie for two types of Environmentally Friendly Moorings: the Seagrass Friendly Mooring and Eco Mooring.

Eligible mooring holders can apply for either:

  • A full upgrade from a conventional block and chain mooring to an Environmentally Friendly Mooring. Total cost of upgrade is $3,300 (including GST). A rebate of $1,650 is available to upgrade to either type of mooring.

Or

  • A partial upgrade of a conventional block and chain mooring to an Environmentally Friendly Mooring, involving retrofitting of mooring blocks with environmentally friendly mooring tackle only. The cost of a partial upgrade (including GST) for the Seagrass Friendly Mooring is $1,980 (rebate $990) and the Eco Mooring tackle is $1,430 (rebate $715).

Expressions of interest will close at midnight on Wednesday 31 May 2017. Late applications will be placed on a waiting list and may be offered a rebate if funds become available.

Expressions of Interest will be assessed on a first in, first served basis until funding runs out or until 31 May 2017. Funding is limited and no guarantee is offered that all expressions of interest will receive funding.

Installations must be completed by 30 June 2017.

This project is supported by Hunter Local Land Services through funding from the Recreational Fishing Trust Habitat Action Grants and the National Landcare Program.

View the guidelines and complete an expression of interest form:

Further information:

For further about the Environmentally Friendly Mooring rebate offer, please contact:

Brian Hughes
Ph: (02) 6551 8994 (ext 222)
Email: brian.hughes@lls.nsw.gov.au

For detailed technical information about the moorings contact the suppliers directly:

Seagrass Friendly Moorings
Des Maslen
Ph: 0418 232 854
Email: admin@seagrassmooring.com.au

Eco Mooring
Jody Waters
Ph: 0411 472 763
Email: jody@watersmarine.com.au