18 Nov Chronicle Counsel: Have your say on Wamberal Beach
HAVE YOUR SAY ON COASTAL EROSION OPTIONS AT WAMBERAL BEACH
The NSW Government welcomes the commencement of Central Coast Council’s public consultation for a long-term solution to the coastal erosion at Wamberal Beach.
Chair of the Wamberal Taskforce Phil Watson said the Taskforce’s key role is to help the Council develop a range of options for community consideration.
“In September, I called for broader consultation with the wider community, and I am pleased that the Council has finally created a community survey and will soon be holding drop-in sessions,” Dr Watson said.
“We all want to see the natural beach system at Wamberal maintained and where possible enhanced, whilst also addressing the significant risks posed by beach erosion.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Taskforce’s current focus includes concept designs, costings, potential sand sources for beach nourishment and land ownership issues.
“We can’t bury our head in the sand and hope that the coastal erosion issues at Wamberal Beach will go away,” Mr Crouch said.
“Council is the statutory authority for this location and has the decision-making power, but the NSW Government-appointed Taskforce is helping to drive the delivery of a long-term solution.”
As part of the consultation phase for the Wamberal Beach long-term solution, the following resources are now available:
– Frequently asked questions (FAQs),
– Community survey, and
– Drop-in sessions at Erina on Wednesday, 25 November and Wamberal on Thursday, 26 November.
Central Coast Council will continue to accept public feedback until Monday, 7 December.
Our thanks to Chronicle member Adam Crouch MP for this information.
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