The NSW Government has today announced $320,700 for Central Coast Council to construct a revetment wall at Macmasters Beach.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the revetment wall would cover a 110 metre stretch of the beach in front of Macmasters Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
“This section of the coastline is rich in Aboriginal history and the revetment wall will have a dual purpose of protecting the multi-million-dollar community-owned Surf Club, while also providing long-term protection to an Aboriginal burial site,” Mr Crouch said.
“The project has been designed by Central Coast Council in a way that accommodates for the existing surf break, secures the future of the Surf Club, provides permanent protection of local Aboriginal heritage.
“Managing and protecting our beaches is of the upmost importance given the integral role they play for our community, whether it be for recreational, economic or cultural reasons.
“I congratulate Council for receiving $320,700 as an outcome of their certified Coastal Zone Management Plan, and I look forward to the NSW Government supporting future funding applications that the Council submits.”
Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said the NSW Government was committed to supporting councils and communities manage unique coastal assets now and into the future.
“Given the importance of our coastline and waterways to so many in our community, how we manage, protect and improve them is paramount,” Mrs Hancock said.
For more information, go to: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/water/coasts/coastal-and-estuary-grants.