Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has welcomed Transport for New South Wales announcement that a bus link will operate between Ettalong and Patonga for users of the Wagstaffe – Ettalong – Palm Beach ferry.
“It is about time that the State Government has finally listened and responded to the concerns raised by myself and the community anger after two weeks of silence, and agreed to calls for a shuttle bus service from Ettalong to Patonga, where operating ferries are now diverting to.”
“The next essential step for our community is the immediate provision of an interim ferry service between Wagstaffe and Ettalong, thereby connecting the people of Killcare, Hardys Bay and Wagstaffe to the bus link service at Ettalong.”
Mr Crouch has emphasised that while the interim bus service and impending ferry service between Ettalong and Wagstaffe are steps in the right direction, work needs to be done into investigating emergency dredging as soon as possible.
“The introduction of the bus service and impending ferry service link is a direct example of our community pressure forcing the State Government to take action, and I will continue to call for expedited dredging works of the Ettalong Channel.”
The new bus shuttle service will run between Ettalong and Patonga from 5:30am and 9:30am, and between 2:30pm and 6:30pm on weekdays.