Shark nets to be installed at five NSW beaches

Five New South Wales beaches are set to trial mesh shark nets under new legislation to be fast-tracked into parliament.

NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair will table the legislation today, proposing nets be trialed for six months at five beaches on the New South Wales north coast.

The trials will be taken at Lighthouse Beach, Sharpes Beach and Shelly Beach at Ballina, Seven Mile beach at Lennox Head and Evans Head Beach.


The move comes after a string of attacks in the area, including three in the region in the last month.

This will come as the latest stage in the NSW government’s $16 million shark management strategy, which will include smart drumlines, increased tagging stations and drone surveillance.

Strong opposition has come with the announcement from locals, who are concerned the nets could endanger other marine life.