Labor promises second Ettalong foreshore project
Labor candidate for Robertson Ms Anne Charlton has said a Federal Labor Government would fund stage two of the Ettalong foreshore project.
She said the $2.5 million project would increase foreshore access and improve the waterfront pathway.
It would link the Ettalong foreshore pathway to the Umina Beach precinct, providing a purpose-built thoroughfare that could be utilised for walking, running and cycling, she said.
"It means the world to me to be able to back our community-led campaigns."
"Labor funded Stage 1 of the Ettalong Foreshore and today we announce that, in government, we will complete the job," Ms Charlton said.
"Investments in community facilities like this support more Australians to live active, healthy lifestyles."
Stage one was completed in 2013.
This new commitment follows an extended community campaign from seniors groups and families.
Woy Woy resident Mrs Shirley Harrison, 83, was at the announcement.
'I had a terrible fall a year ago due to the uneven road surface near my home and I've lost confidence to get out of the house and exercise," she said.
She said there was a need for more access to safe, even footpaths to exercise.
The new footpath meant she would be able to walk down to the surf club and walk up from Umina to Ettalong safely, she said.
Ettalong Diggers chair Mr John Woods said stage 2 of the Ettalong Foreshore would mean an improvement for the local community and visiting tourists.
"It opens up a whole new area for tourists to explore meaning more support for small business and more tourist dollars spent locally,'' he said.
Ms Charlton said: "The delivery of stage two will also boost to tourism in the region, and provide benefits for local small business.
"Labor knows the value of this project because it will grow jobs and help connect communities.
"Our investments in local community facilities like this support more Australians to live active, healthy lifestyles."
Media release, 7 March 2019
Anne Charlton, ALP