A petition calling for a halt to Council-under-administration’s plans to build a seawall at Wamberal Beach is now live on the State Parliament’s website.
Abigail Boyd MLC (Member of the Legislative Council), a Terrigal resident who has followed the seawall issue for years, has sponsored Wamberal Beach Save Our Sand’s petition.
“We must listen to the evidence and to the community, both of which have made it clearly evident that a seawall is not the answer to fixing coastal erosion at Wamberal – it’s madness,” Ms Boyd said.
“We must urgently stop this seawall from going ahead.”
The petition will be live for three weeks only, closing on August 31 so share this post if you think it will help to get the word out for people to sign.
Council-under-administration is currently co-planning a development application with Wamberal waterfront public and private landowners for a whole of embayment solution based on Council’s adopted Minimum Engineering Design Requirements (EDR) for a seawall.
The petition calls on NSW Government to:
• Halt Wamberal Beach seawall actions until an independent EIS (Environmental Impact Assessment) investigates any lagoon flooding the seawall would cause.
• Conduct a review of how Council arrived at the current situation.
• Prevent the transfer of Wamberal Beach public land to Council and
• Insist that Council properly consults with the community and experts regarding alternative adaptive strategies to sustainably manage the beach and lagoon.
Sign the petition here: and note that the website is going to be down for one hour from 6-7pm tonight, Friday, August 11: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/…/epetition-details…
The previous NSW Government established the Wamberal Seawall Advisory Taskforce on July 31, 2020 to provide Council, which still had councillors at that stage, with support to implement “a sustainable long-term solution to the coastal erosion issues at Wamberal Beach”.
Two years later, the Council-under-administration adopted the set of engineering guidelines for a seawall in October 2022.