Councillors should prepare for climate change decisions
How many councillors are qualified to discuss climate change?
At the July 23 Council meeting, Woy Woy resident Mr Mark Ellis addressed councillors on climate change and its impact.
Firstly, the impact will not be limited to beachfront-waterfront properties.
The responsibility for this fiasco is borne by land use planners, not the public.
The Parish Map of Patonga (April 22, 1963) shows few streets in the square of Lone Pine Ave, Ocean Beach Rd, Veron Rd; Why?
The Gosford-Wyong Joint Water Supply topographic contour map shows this area as having the lowest elevation on the Peninsula.
This is the area well-known for local flooding.
Unless the area received four metres of clean fill, flooding was inevitable.
What will happen to these properties - properties without a beachfront - as climate change exacerbates the situation?
The folly of past indecisions has taken a sharp U-turn.
Mr Ellis is prepared for the future. How many Councillors and residents are?
When the climate change policy hits the headlines, it will not be necessary to refer issues to the CSIRO.
In 2013, I referred a standard Agenda Climate Change and Sea Level Rise script to the scientific authority for comment.
The advice was it was unable to provide a report on "the likely impact it will have on the subject development".
Councillors should prepare for many late night Council meetings.
Letter, 26 Jul 2018
Norman Harris, Umina