jervis bay in depth]
- 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.