Community spirit shown in beach clean-up
Local community members and groups worked alongside Central Coast Council on Saturday, July 9, to clean up Umina Beach after extensive flooding and storm surges left piles of debris.
Peninsula Ocean Swimmers member Mr Tony Trichter said it was a true community effort to clean up the beach.
"This is by no means the first time our community has rallied together to clean up our beautiful beach.
"It was all-hands-on-deck for the last two major flooding events earlier this year and it was the same this time around.
"The Peninsula Ocean Swimmers and the other users of the beach always feel very privileged to have such a beautiful place to do the activities that we love, be it swimming, or surfing, or simply enjoying the beach.
"We feel it is the least we can do to give something back to what nature has provided us."
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch thanked the Peninsula Ocean Swimmers, the Council and others who ensured that the beaches on the Peninsula were restored as soon as possible.
"Community spirit has come through again."
The clean-up was no small feat, with Mr Trichter mentioning that very large objects left on the beach had to be removed.
These included a spa, a shed, a box trailer and trees.
Media release, 12 Jul 2022
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford