Today the NSW Liberal Party leader Barry O’Farrell, fresh in power, has fast tracked the scuttling of a … HMAS Adelaide was towed out to sea from its berth in Sydney Harbour at dawn on Monday and will be sunk to attract marine life and become a diving site. The NSW Government today joined local central coast businesses in welcoming the decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to allow the scuttling the Ex-HMAS ADELAIDE. Avoca Beach campaigners' hopes are sinking to rock-bottom with the scuttling of HMAS Adelaide due to occur later this week. In fact, the reason for scuttling her is the re-allocation of money that would have been spent to her sister ships for weapons upgrades.To make this change from maintaining a floating liability, to a scuttled ship, a project was started.. "It's not every day that a warship is scuttled and it's a first for NSW," Primary Industries The NSW government said the scuttling was an historic event. ‘On the Liberal wish list has been dumping HMAS Adelaide in the clean waters off Avoca Beach (Bulbararing Bay) , which lies within the Terrigal electorate. HMAS Adelaide was scuttled on Wednesday (April 12 2011) by controlled charges on board the vessel. Dedicated as always to Jessica Anne Lincoln Smith, 1983-2009, who loved dolphins and the sea. 2, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales Duration: 18 months, 2011 Type: Scuttling of Ex HMAS Adelaide Vessel for use as an Artificial Reef Cost: $6.5 Million Services Used: Marine Contracting Scuttling of Ex HMAS Adelaide NSW Central Coast, 13th April 2011 . Client: NSW Land & Property Management Authority Location: Glebe Island Wharf No. The Ex HMAS Adelaide is the most recent Wreck dive in Australia!It was sunk in April 2011 near Terrigal not far from Sydney to create an artificial reef and a wreck diving site. However, in an ironic twist, the scuttling was delayed by over an hour, as a… HMAS Brisbane Scuttling. The Defence budget is better off by $3 million a year when the Ex-HMAS Adelaide is off the books. Time ran out for the "No Ship Action Group", trying to stop the scuttling of HMAS Adelaide off Avoca Beach, after failing in their court action bids. The scuttling of HMAS Adelaide was delayed after a pod of dolphins swam up to the warship. The government planned to sink the former HMAS Adelaide off Avoca Beach on Saturday but late last week, the president of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Justice Garry Downes, granted a stay on the scuttling until a full hearing on May 5. While the scuttling permit and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal requires the NSW Government to keep the community up to date with the long term impacts of the Adelaide sinking, by posting reports on a dedicated HMAS Adelaide website, …