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Groynes abandoned as reserve upgrade proceeds
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Six restaurants get council approval
Recognition for clean-up efforts
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Surf club recognised in sports awards
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Groynes abandoned as reserve upgrade proceeds

Gosford Council will upgrade Lance Webb Reserve on the Ettalong foreshore, but will abandon plans to construct groynes on the beach.

Council will construct the reserve's $1.4 million rock revetment, spend $200,000 in landscaping and conduct a feasibility study for a council-operated dredge to renourish Ettalong Beach.

Plans to construct groynes near the reserve have been dropped, and the remaining funding will be reallocated to other projects.

The change of scope is expected to deliver a number of benefits to the community and council, according to Council's community growth director Ms Judy Jaeger.

These include better protection of heritage items, local properties and infrastructure, as well as maintaining amenity and beach access, and extending a similar seawall from Ettalong Foreshore Reserve to Lance Webb Reserve.

The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales said he was pleased that Gosford Council has agreed to continue with the revetment wall upgrade works on the Ettalong foreshore in Lance Webb Reserve.

"Council's decision to change the scope of upgrade works in and around Ettalong Foreshore's Lance Webb Reserve is welcome news," said Mr Wales.

"The dredge option is a position that the Chamber has advocated for many years.

"We see this as being essential in ensuring that the renourishment of Ettalong Beach is sustainable, similar to the way that the beach in Noosa Queensland is maintained.

"We also support the shelving of the previous plans to construct groynes in the reserve's vicinity with those funds reallocated to other projects.

"The construction of groynes has had mixed success in the past and it is our view that regular sand renourishment is more effective.

"This decision clearly demonstrates council's ongoing commitment to the upgrading of the Ettalong Beach foreshore.

"The funding of the works will ensure better protection of local properties and public infrastructure and link in with the recently completed foreshore works," said Mr Wales.

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