Newcastle offshore artificial reef

Location:Approx. 3.5 km north-east of the Swansea bar, offshore from Blacksmith’s Beach
Depth:Approx. 28 metres
Deployment: Proposed for 2019
Coordinates:33°.04.450' S (Latitude) 151°.41.877' E (Longitude) (WGS84 datum)
Reef type:Steel pinnacle reef towers with a vertical profile up to 12 metres.
Reef area:To be advised following deployment
Expected Species:Yellowtail kingfish, snapper, silver trevally, mulloway, yellowtail scad and blue mackerel
Other:The tender process for the design and installation of the Newcastle artificial reef project is now underway

Newcastle offshore artificial reef proposed location for consultation


If you require further information, please call (02) 6691 9673 or email: fisheries.enhancement@dpi.nsw.gov.au