Ettalong to get a spruce-up
Ettalong will be getting a spruce-up in the next few months in the lead-up to the Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns competition, following an entry in the competition from Peninsula Tourism Partners.
Partners organiser Ms Dianne Haydon said that the group, together with Central Coast Council, had already started work.
This included removing litter on the beach and foreshore, providing more garbage bins, maintenance and improvement to landscaping and garden beds, removing graffiti and improving signage.
"We are taking a holistic approach for all the Peninsula, but with a focus on Ettalong," Ms Haydon said.
"We will be calling on assistance from the local community and Council to make these improvements and we'll be helping shopkeepers to make their shopfronts more appealing."
Mrs Haydon said Council had already started on installing new bins, and recycle bins, along Ocean View Rd and The Esplanade.
"This has helped a lot to overcome the problem of litter and overflowing bins, especially along the foreshore," she said.
Council has already poured the concrete slab for the new bus shelter on Ocean Beach Rd.
New directional signage around town would start appearing soon, including an information board at the wharf, she said.
"This will be particularly useful for visitors, especially at the wharf where there was a big gap - people were getting off the ferry and there were no signs to direct them to places of interest or even to the public toilets," Mrs Haydon said.
She said Council workers had also been in town revamping garden beds and landscaping.
She said Peninsula Tourism Partners was formed to enhance and develop business in Ettalong and have already held successful promotion events such as their Red Carpet Days.
Interview (Sue Murray), 14 Jan 2020
Dianne Haydon, Peninsula Tourism Partners