Shark sirens planned for Evans Head

RICHMOND Valley Council has decided to install an early warning shark siren system at Evans Head.

With the recent shark sightings and attacks, Richmond Valley Council has been working with the NSW Police, Surf Life Saving NSW and Marine Rescue to develop a shark protocol.

The system will include sirens at the Surf Club and the Marine Rescue tower.

The tower is a key location with regard to visual aspect, and is manned by volunteers seven days a week from dawn to dusk.

The tower also has lines of sight to Main Beach, Shark Bay and Half Tide.

In addition to the sirens, a push button intercom/camera system will be installed at the Surf Club, which will link to its 24/7 control room.

"The siren system will give the community confidence and will be a reliable contact point in the event of a shark sighting or emergency," said mayor Ernie Bennett.



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