Council and community to workshop future of water supply on the Coast
Central Coast Council is giving the community a chance to sit in the planner’s seat and consider how they might manage the Central Coast water supply into the future with four community workshops to be held in July.
Over the past 20 years the Central Coast has faced the worst drought on record and seen water supply levels rise to record highs – so what does the future hold for the Central Coast water supply?
Council’s Senior Manager, Water and Sewer, Bileen Nel said the workshops would give Council the opportunity to seek further ideas and feedback on key issues raised in a recent survey about water, sewerage and stormwater services.
“Earlier this year, we asked the community to tell us what they valued about their water, sewerage and stormwater services,” Ms Nel said.
“More than 1,300 people responded and provided some great insights.
“The community told us the key to ensuring our future water supply was to continue to protect our water supply catchments and provide education on water conservation.
“We are listening and want our community to help us plan for future water needs and protect our precious water catchments.”
The workshops will look at the Central Coast’s long, medium and short term water demand; discuss current water catchment protection and water conservation measures; discuss risks to future water supply; and identify measures that could be implemented into the future.
The workshops will be held on Wednesday 18 July (Erina) and Thursday 19 July (Wyong) with both a morning and evening session on each day to allow residents to attend.
Bookings for the upcoming workshops via the Your Voice Our Coast website or by calling 4350 5471.
Wednesday 18 July
10am – 12pm and 6 – 8pm
The Erina Centre, Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Erina
Thursday 19 July
10am – 12pm and 6- 8pm
Central Coast Council, Wyong Office, Hely St, Wyong.