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Holstein moves to revive Rawson Rd level crossing work
Water main break causes extensive traffic delays
Councillor calls for banners in West St
Ryans Rd construction starts after two-month delay
Council approves non-complying development
Caution urged with door-to-door solar salesmen
Peaceful outcome to 'seige'
Man refused bail on animal cruelty charges
Council upgrades Umina Beach viewing area
Hotel applies for $2 million renovations
Bays community group to hold Fair on the Green
Tie dredging to beach renourishment, says Chamber
Rescue helicopter called off
Justice support volunteers sought by disability service
The Entrance dredging at 'a slap in the face' - Tesch
New service 'established' at Killcare
Pelican rescue season 'most traumatic'
Funding campaign for injured dog
Tesch pleased with support for youth festival
Council lodges application with itself for library changes
Traffic lights needed at roundabout, says Chamber
Council meeting rescheduled
Registered club promotes responsible drinking
Bowling club to celebrate 100-year-old ex-serviceman
Sand sculptures to come down
Tesch looks at transport issues
Donated truck already put to use
Women invited to be apply for advisory group positions
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Would road repairs spoil 'vast eternal plan'?
Peninsula housing affordability problem won't go away
Make the Peninsula accessible to all ages
Everyone is a Woy Woy town centre stakeholder
We should all have the opportunity to participate
A pity if commendable community plan came to nothing
Our beaches are completely unnatural
Fight for our bio-diversity before it is gone forever
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Theatre groups starts search for playwrights
Filmmaker to speak at Woy Woy library
Patonga artist supports junior portrait prize
New gallery to be established in Ettalong
Choir practice resumes
The lady with the pink hair
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Killcare hosts Central Coast Nippers carnival
Charity bowls raises $1275
Surf clubs to raise money through container collection
Mixed fours championship held in the heat

Tie dredging to beach renourishment, says Chamber

The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has called on the Central Coast Council to formulate a long term strategy to renourish and restore the beachfront at Ocean Beach south of Ettalong Point including rock packing and promenades.

"It is no longer practical to wait for Mother Nature to reinstate the old beach profile," said Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales.

"Over the last 12 months, it has been clearly evidenced that tinkering with dune vegetation and shifting sand around with excavators has been largely useless and a waste of money," Mr Wales said.

"The Council needs to get serious about tying in the dredging of the Ettalong Channel with major beach renourishment south of Ettalong Point as part of a permanent solution to the ongoing coastal erosion," he said.

"This may mean that we have to consider rock packing of the foreshore and major promenading between Ettalong Point and Ocean Beach Surf Club.

"You only have to look at the huge success that the Ettalong Foreshore upgrade has been to realise that a major capital investment is long overdue.

"Not only is the foreshore a major safety hazard, it is now becoming an embarrassment at a time when we are trying to attract visitors and tourists to the area.

"They wouldn't stand for this state of affairs at Terrigal and nor should local residents.

"We have one of the best coastal views and safest beaches yet the foreshore looks like a war zone."

"The Chamber is calling on the Council to get on with job and put some serious money aside to fix the problem along with the Ettalong Channel dredging," Mr Wales said.

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