New funding for sand dune restoration

Forresters Beach is one of the sites to be regenerated

Forresters Beach, Wamberal Lagoon, The Ruins at Wamberal and Winney Bay at Copacabana are four of nine sites identified on the Central Coast for dune stabilisation and restoration works to be funded with a State Government grant of $82,750.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the funding boost would enable Central Coast Council to carry out regeneration and dune stabilisation activities, as well as targeted weed management along the coastline.

“Revegetating dunes is a simple but effective way of retaining sand on our beaches and reducing the impacts of coastal erosion,” Crouch said.

“Council submitted a compliant application through the Coastal and Estuary Grant Program, and the NSW Government is pleased to provide this funding.”

Central Coast Council Administrator, Dick Persson, said the funding would help Council undertake targeted weed management, regeneration and dune stabilisation activities across some of the Coast’s most vulnerable beaches.

“Central Coast beaches are amongst the most dynamic on the east coast of Australia,” Persson said.

“We are thankful for this funding contribution which will see Council remove invasive weeds and replenish the dunes with native species to improve their natural defence against severe weather events.”

Other sites to share in the funding are: Hargraves Beach (Noraville); Shelly Beach; Putty Beach (Killcare); Pearl Beach; and Umina Beach.

Media release, Mar 3
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch