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The Moreton Bay Regional Council undertakes a rigorous maintenance schedule of the Newport Waterways Canal System, including (but not limited to) the following:

Vegetation Removal & Batter ‘top-up’ maintenance

Canal Dredging – Hydrographic surveys are undertaken on a regular basis (pre and post dredging campaign) to determine depths of the canal system, and to inform dredging campaign planning accordingly.

Inspections – Ongoing program of inspections and the preparation of a maintenance and renewals program for public canal retaining walls


Further information can be obtained from the MBRC ‘Canals’ webpage

The relevant documents and guidelines that are relevant to maintenance of the canal system include:

Newport Waterways Long Term Maintenance Plan

Canal Estates Portfolio Asset Management Plan

Canal Revetment Walls

Newport Waterways Canal Batter Maintenance Intervention Levels


Residents wishing to report maintenance issues or lodge a specific complaint about the canal system maintenance should Contact Council

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