Tank traps re-located to protect land and improve security

Related to the Stockton Land Restoration project Published 6 July 2021

Some of the concrete tank traps, removed from the shoreline in October 2020, have been relocated toward the front of Hunter Water’s land along Fullerton Street, Stockton. This is an interim measure to improve site security and protect the land during rehabilitation work.

Much of the noxious weed bitou bush has now been removed, and further ground work and reestablishment of native plant species is planned.

A large amount of dumped rubbish has also been removed, highlighting the increasing number of four-wheel drives illegally accessing the land. Vehicles driving on this area damages the environment, especially during re-vegetation, and is a safety risk.

A shortlist of three fencing types is currently being developed. These options will be discussed with the community representatives of Stockton Community Group within the next few weeks.

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World War II tank trap removal

Over the past two weeks we have removed most of the concrete World War II tank traps from our section of the shoreline at Stockton beach.

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19 June 20

Fencing work to begin

Work will soon begin to construct a chain-mesh fence around the southern portion of land. This land was previously a council landfill site and is being restored and planted with native species. It's necessary to protect the area, especially while the new native plants are establishing.

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4 January 19

Work commences on sand container seawall at Stockton

Hunter Water has commenced construction of a large sand container seawall to protect its site at Stockton from coastal erosion.

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