Roadworks aimed at improving water quality at important aquaculture catchments have been completed over recent weeks.
Bega Valley Shire Council and South East Local Land Services have worked in partnership to seal 2.6km of roads within the Wapengo Lake and Yowaka River catchments.
"The sites have been identified as significant sediment sources to these estuaries for a number of years and it's great to see the sealing completed," LLS senior land services officer Shannon Brennan said.
"This work will also have flow-on benefits to local residents, the oyster industry and aquatic in-stream habitat."
Council said the work at Hunters Rd, Wapengo Lake Rd and Nethercote Rd over the last few months, has helped improve "water quality, social and infrastructure outcomes for the community".
."These works, funded under the NSW government's Marine Estate Management Strategy, aims to improve the water quality of Wapengo Lake and Pambula Estuary by reducing sediment run-off from these gravel roads," Mr Brennan said.
A $511,973 state government grant helped fund the sealing of 1,080 metres of Wapengo Lake Road, 1,120 metres of Hunters Road and 450 metres of Nethercote Rd, with council contributing technical support, some materials, and plant and labour to the value of $155,955.
"In addition to water quality outcomes, the sealing works provide an improved level of all-weather access, amenity, safety and maintenance benefits to council and the wider community," council's civil assets superintendent, Gary Louie, said.
"In addition to water quality outcomes, the sealing works provide an improved level of all-weather access, amenity, safety and maintenance benefits to Council and the wider community."