Dial in to talk coastal erosion

Date

Monday, 30 November 2020

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Central Coast Council is giving the community additional opportunities to speak about coastal erosion at Wamberal with virtual sessions added to the program this week.

Council’s Environment and Planning Director, Scott Cox said he was pleased with the drop-in sessions completed last week.

“The drop-in sessions we held last week were a great opportunity for our community to stop by, have a chat about their ideas and concerns, and for us to hear what is important to them,” said Mr Cox.

“I’m pleased to say the sessions were a positive experience with respectful conversations covering a wide range of topics.

“We have heard however, some concerns about the timing of the drop-in sessions, and so we have decided to add two opportunities for virtual sessions this week.

“These sessions will be held late afternoon and over lunchtime to give people an opportunity to dial in during their lunch break or after work.”

More than 90 people took the opportunity to meet with Council staff and representatives from the NSW Government and the Wamberal Taskforce last week. More than 540 survey responses have been received to date.

Wamberal Advisory Taskforce Chair, Dr Phil Watson said the drop-in sessions were a good opportunity to hear from anyone interested in the erosion issues at Wamberal.

“The drop-in sessions were a great opportunity to meet members of the community and listen to their views,” said Dr Watson.

“The level of broad interest in the longer terms plans for management of Wamberal beach was really encouraging.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to talk to the community and hear firsthand about the issues they would like to see addressed.”

Virtual sessions will be held Tuesday 1 December, 2.30-6pm and Thursday 3 December, 12-3pm. Bookings for the 20-minute virtual sessions are essential.

The Wamberal beach values and uses survey is open until Tuesday 8 December. Bookings, further details and the survey are available at yourvoiceourcoast.com/wamberalerosion

Council currently has 11 projects open for community input – head to yourvoiceourcoast.com to see all on offer.

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Last updated : Mon 30 Nov 2020