DREDGING... Contractors move sand dredged from the Port Hughes boat ramp on Thursday. The sand was placed offshore just south of the ramp during low tide, and then used to fill along the tracks made by the truck and excavator on the beach. DREDGING... Contractors move sand dredged from the Port Hughes boat ramp on Thursday. The sand was placed offshore just south of the ramp during low tide, and then used to fill along the tracks made by the truck and excavator on the beach.

Dredged silt dumping protest

LOCALS are protesting against Copper Coast Council dumping sand off Johnson’s Cove, Port Hughes.

Council has been dredging the silt from the upgraded Port Hughes boat ramp in time for the summer holidays.

Residents are concerned much of the sand and rock has been dropped off shore at Johnson’s Cove, a favourite spot for anglers, during low tide.

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