Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch is calling on Central Coast Council to clear The Entrance channel, manage the flood risk at Tuggerah Lake and better protect local homeowners.
“Exposing hundreds of homes to flooding is simply not good enough,” Mr Crouch said.
“There has been no dredging since November 2018 because last time Council tried to dredge the channel, they polluted the nearby beach with black sand.
“Doing nothing and ignoring the silted up channel is simply not an option for the thousands of residents who live nearby Tuggerah Lake.
“Council deployed a bulldozer to move sand at The Entrance yesterday but this is too little, too late.
“Every other coastal council in NSW is able to safely and sustainably manage their local waterways, and the NSW Government expects Central Coast Council to do the same.”
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the management of Tuggerah Lake is a critical issue for the Central Coast community.
“Member for The Entrance David Mehan should be fighting for his community but is missing in action,” Ms Pavey said.
“It’s too late to wait until there is a flood risk. David Mehan should have been working with the NSW Government, but to date he has achieved nothing.”