Community Update – Manning River flood clean-up and Manning Point boat ramp
· The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) continues to lead the collection and removal of flood debris from shorelines and waterways following the devastating floods across NSW earlier this year.
· EPA specialist marine clean-up contractor Varley Group are removing flood debris from the Manning River and the EPA is working to minimise impacts to the environment and human health when doing this work.
Most debris will be removed via the Manning Point boat ramp.
· A staging area at Manning Point boat ramp has been established to manage the collected debris being off-loaded from boats. The removal of silage waste (bales) from the Manning River will occur from Monday 12 July 2021 until Friday 23 July 2021.
· Over the two-week period, trucks will be driving through the Manning Point community to collect and take away the silage waste from the Manning Point boat ramp. The silage waste will be taken to a licensed facility for composting. The community can expect to see trucks driving back and forwards around 5-7 times each day.
· The EPA thanks the local community for their ongoing support during the clean-up of the Manning River.