The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced $60,000 to allow MidCoast Council to undertake further sand scraping work to maintain Old Bar Beach.
NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead congratulated council on successfully securing funding and its commitment to improving the amenity and resilience of the region’s iconic beaches.
“Managing and protecting our beaches and waterways is of the utmost importance given the integral part they play for our community; whether it be for economic, recreational or cultural reasons,” Mr Bromhead said.
“This work will ensure the beach and the assets situated on it including the Surf Life Saving Club and homes are protected from erosion.
“The sand scraping is a vital interim response to maintain Old Bar Beach while the coastal management program develops direct long term actions.”
The NSW Nationals in the state government are committed to supporting councils and communities manage our unique coastal assets now and into the future.
The grants are part of the Coastal and Estuary Grants Program. The program provides technical and financial support to local government to assist in managing the state’s coastal zone.
More information on the program can be found here.