Murray's Beach

Murray's Beach In the early 1970,s a development proposal by the Liberal Commonwealth Government to construct a nuclear power station at Murray's Beach almost eventuated ,many millions of dollars were spent on extensive earthworks and a heavy duty road to the site was built. Site testing on land and in the water of the Bay was conducted in the 1960's and to this day large circular patterns of barren sand in the sea grass beds can be seen as a result of seismic explosions .These sea grasses have never regenerated 30 years later. The proposed reactor plan was scrapped when the Whitlam Government came to power in 1972. The area was never rehabilitated and remains as a large carpark for visitors and boaters using Murray's Boat ramp.

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