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Wyong Shire Council Media Release
23 July, 2015
Stormwater Improvements For Long Jetty Foreshore
Wyong Shire Council will start work this week on the next stage of improving the health of Tuggerah Lakes, thanks to a grant from the Federal Government.
The stormwater improvement project, along the foreshore at Long Jetty, will help the lakes by removing harmful nutrients from the stormwater system before entering the waterways.
Long Jetty Foreshore
The $500,000 project will be carried out between Gladstan Avenue and Venice Street, Long Jetty and is expected to be finished at the end of September.
Council’s Mayor, Doug Eaton OAM, said this work is one of the many step to revitalise the Long Jetty foreshore.
“These works will not only improve the health of our waterways it will also improve the amenity of the foreshore – making it more appealing to locals and visitors to the area,” Mayor Eaton said.
“It is pleasing to know that the Federal Government is well and truly on board and willing to work with Council to help protect and enhance one of our greatest natural assets.”
Works include building stormwater swales (large grass-like drains), offtake structures, and planting vegetation to help filter out the nutrients as well as thinning out the Casuarinas along the foreshore.
Tuggerah Lakes Clean-up Project
Federal Member for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara MP, said the Federal Government is pleased to support practical solutions for the clean-up of Tuggerah Lakes and is delivering on election commitments.
“The works being delivered through our funding will have direct benefits to the local community,” Mrs McNamara said.
“It was important for me to ensure funding for the ongoing restoration of Tuggerah Lake was a major part of my election commitments.
“Stormwater improvements are vital in maintaining the health and wellbeing of the lakes now and into the future.”
Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme
These foreshore improvement works are part of the Tuggerah Lakes Clean-up project. The project is supported by the Wyong Shire Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme to help improve the water quality and overall health of Tuggerah Lakes.
This work is in addition to a number of other projects planned for design or construction this financial year to help improve the health of Tuggerah Lakes – funded by the $3.25 million Federal grant or Wyong Shire Council.
Some of these include:
- Stormwater consolidation works along Tuggerah Parade, Long Jetty
- Enhancements to Long Jetty foreshore (similar to Canton Beach)
- Streambank stabilisation at Lower Wyong River/Lower Ourimbah Creek
- Wrack and algae removal – around 8,000 cubic metres
- Weed treatment and bush regeneration, Long Jetty foreshore
- Saltmarsh construction at the southern end of Tuggerah Lakes
- Ten GPT upgrades.
Article compiled by Gaye Crispin, Coast Times
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