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Ettalong Channel Dredging has started

a small boat in a large body of water

Transport for NSW has started to dredge the Ettalong Channel as of yesterday, Thursday the 23rd of August, 2023. The necessary Environmental & Crown Lands licence has been approved and this allows them to remove up to 30,000 cubic meters of sand. Services will keep operating to Patonga Wharf while the dredging is underway. 


The Dredging is forecast to take anywhere between 4-8 weeks, depending on the weather and other operational factors. Navigational changes are in place with a Marine Notice issued for the dredging work. We ask you to keep well clear of the dredging work area. 

Once the channel is deemed safe to operate our services will resume back at Ettalong & Wagstaffe. Alternative transport arrangements will stay in place until this announced date is made to resume services back to Ettalong & Wagstaffe.  

We thank passengers for their patience and encourage them to allow extra travel time for their journeys.  

For the latest information on the dredging please visit Ettalong Channel dredging | Transport for NSW. For the latest Palm Beach ferry times please visit our Timetable – Ferry Timetables | Palm Beach Ferries 

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