Long Jetty Foreshore Provides Unique Resting Spots

Date

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

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Long Jetty foreshore has been restored to its former glory as a popular swimming and boating paradise with a new sandy area open for community enjoyment.

Central Coast Council recently completed the stormwater consolidation and foreshore enhancement works with $360,500 in funding from the Federal Government’s National Landcare Programme.

Council’s Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said the project was another key step in improving our community’s quality of life.

“Council has a responsibility to not only provide key services to the community but to provide places the community can get together and enjoy their local environment,” Mr Reynolds said.

“The project not only provides benefits to our lakes through foreshore improvements and stormwater works, but some unique recreational opportunities as well.

“Wooden lounge chairs and picnic benches were installed to complement the foreshore next to the iconic Long Jetty and are already proving popular with the locals and visitors alike.

“It’s great to see so many people taking advantage of these community facilities.”

Council’s Manager Waterways and Asset Management, Peter Ham said aside from the recreational opportunities, important physical works were completed.

“The physical works on site included re-profiling a 60 metre section of foreshore, sand nourishment and construction of a sandstone rock wall which will result in a more natural shoreline profile and provide protection from future erosion,” Mr Ham said.

“Also included in the works were infrastructure improvements which allow stormwater to be better collected and diverted away from the newly enhanced foreshore site - this will result in improved water quality along the lake foreshore.

“Continuing with the unique nature of this project, our staff have also captured the development of the foreshore area with a time-lapse camera.

“So if you have ever wondered what it takes to actually create a new space such as this one, visit our Facebook page or YouTube channel and check it out.”

Council is reminding residents the Long Jetty is currently closed for maintenance until Friday 29 July (weather dependent) and requests the community enjoy the jetty from a safe distance until it is reopened.

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