Thursday, 28 February 2019

The Member for Bega, Andrew Constance wants Long Beach residents to know that the announcement made on Monday 25 February surrounding the $5m infrastructure investment at Surfside includes them so that they are engaged in the plan, and given confidence that any infrastructure development has no unintended consequences for their foreshore.

“The engagement of consultants GHD, and government agencies including RMS and the Office of Environment is about finding the best engineering solution for stabilising Surfside only and not about major infrastructure at Long Beach.

“We must ensure there is no unintended consequences as a result of any new infrastructure at Surfside and it is therefore important that Long Beach is included in this process.

“I am advised through the Long Beach Residents Association that the community is very happy that they do not have the high level of risk associated with coastal erosion that Surfside does, and that the management of their beach is to be left alone.

“I know there has been previous contention between local government and the community, however what the NSW Government is doing is focussed on stabilising Surfside,” Mr Constance said.