Beach erosion solution provided

Letter to the editor

I read the article on the problems the six residents on Wamberal beach are going through. We are Australian Coastal Walls and have a system especially designed to combat beach erosion.

It has been highly successful elsewhere in the world for over 36 years. I have been in contact with the spokesman for the Wamberal group, Mr Eugene Marchese, and have shown him our system. The whole group seem delighted with the product. Sandcell, our seawall block, has been tested by Manly Hydraulic Laboratories, which is a division within the NSW Government for Australian conditions. They found that it would handle a Once in a hundredyear event. It is aesthetically attractive, economic, user- and ecofriendly. The six residents have offered to pay for it themselves and yet Council will still not react.

Email, Sep 6 Patrick Johnson, Australian Coastal Walls

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