Will the re-designed Marina Cove development stop a good storm surge; maybe if it is the same as in April, but sea level rises are certainly not predictable, and the next one could be higher and could come sooner than we think.
If Gosford councillors support their sea level predictions of a medium level in their March meeting, their support for this development could be justified, but for how long, certainly not if the scientific position of the IPCC, the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology is considered, with sea level rises of about 40cm by 2050 and 92cm by 2100.
Any proposed developments so close to any foreshore should take notice of these figures.
I also believe that railings should be erected alongside the water’s edge for safety reasons, and that the strong conditions put on the development by Gosford Council should be regularly monitored.
Email, 23 August 2015