Council has not done enough with ferry services

Letters to the editor

[Forum] Many residents joined together on Tuesday, September 18, to protest about the fact that Central Coast Council has not done enough to ensure the continuing service of the Palm Beach Ferry.

Nearly six months have expired since the ferry service stopped running due to channel dredging not having been put into place. Whether the dredging was a State or local matter is of no concern to local businesses or Peninsula residents. All have suffered.

The question should be: Why has the Council not provided a shuttle bus from Ettalong to Patonga to assist ferry travellers?

Will Council be making some financial assistance to businesses affected by the loss of tourist income? Will the ferry service resume in time for the Oyster Carnival in Ettalong in November? Can Council guarantee that dredging will be continued to ensure future ferry services are not cancelled? Finally, will the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce organise extra promotions when the ferry resumes to bolster local business income?

Email, 18 Sep 2018 Rod Fountain, Booker Bay