The Entrance Surf Club Gets a Facelift #RockGroyne #TheEntranceBeach #CentralCoast @CCoastCouncil

The Entrance Groyne News Update: 

30th July 2016

I’d heard the dedicated and hardworking team at The Entrance Surf Club was giving our gorgeous old surf club building a well-deserved face lift, so last week I popped in to pay them a visit.

When I arrived I found Mr Glenn Clarke, President of The Entrance Surf Club, knee-deep in discussions of erosion, beaches, sand, groyne and surf with Mr Bob Ward (Deputy Chair, Regional Development Australia Central Coast) and Mr Michael Sharpe (Surf Life Saver and Chairman at HunterNet Co-operative Limited).

 

Pictured L-R > Mr Conrad Nicholls (UON), Mr Michael Sharpe (Chairman at HunterNet Co-operative Limited), Mr Bob Ward (Deputy Chair,Regional Development Australia Central Coast), Mr Glenn Clarke (President The Entrance Surf Club)

Pictured L-R > Mr Conrad Nicholls (UON Law Student), Mr Michael Sharpe (Chairman at HunterNet Co-operative Limited), Mr Bob Ward (Deputy Chair, Regional Development Australia Central Coast), Mr Glenn Clarke (President The Entrance Surf Club)

 

Many will remember in the lead up to the 2015 March election, then Liberal candidate for The Entrance, Mr Michael Sharpe secured a massive $2.4 million coastal works funding commitment from the NSW Government for essential beach and sand protection at The Entrance beach.

I asked Michael when he expected construction of this all-important groyne to commence at The Entrance, an enormously busy and popular holiday and tourist destination.

An example of a functioning groyne: The Kirra Groyne on The Gold Coast, QLD

“After decades of talk and thanks to the support of Mike Baird, I announced the building of stage one of a sea wall at The Entrance. The Premier has honoured the commitment with planning and ground testing already under way on the $2.4 million coastal works,” Michael said.

“The construction of a 100m long rock groyne jutting out from the bank near the surf club tower will significantly reduce coastal erosion and help retain the sand on The Entrance Beach. I’m certainly looking forward to the completion of these works which will make it safer for beach users and our Surf Life Savers all year round whilst building on the reputation of The Entrance as a major tourist destination for New South Wales,” said Michael.

With spring and Nippers season nearly upon us here’s hoping we see those rock-filled trucks rumbling up Marine Parade some time very soon.

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Gaye Crispin, Coast Times News Founder and Publisher

 

The Entrance Beach (photo courtesy of Gaye Crispin)

The Entrance Beach (photo courtesy of Gaye Crispin)

 

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