Lake Macquarie City Council has been allocated $270,000 from the 2022 Coast and Estuary Grant Program to future proof Belmont and Village Bay foreshores.
The foreshores are often visited by locals, as well as tourists staying at the Belmont Lakeside Holiday Park at Belmont South. However, the sites have been subject to erosion.
Foreshore improvement works will be conducted at Village Bay and Belmont Bay to rectify issues caused by erosion, as well as wave overtopping, tidal inundation, build-up of seagrass, and the lack of amenities at the sites.
The project sites include approximately 140 metres of the foreshore north of Belmont Lakeside Holiday Park and around 190 metres of foreshore south of the park.
Ms Yasmin Catley MP – Member for Swansea encouraged Lake Macquarie City Council to apply for the grant and has been a strong supporter of the works.
Erosion is an extensive issue across the Swansea electorate, including at Reids Reserve and Pelican Foreshore, which has recently undergone rectification works.
Ms Yasmin Catley MP - Member for Swansea said “I was thrilled to hear that Council has been awarded over a quarter of a million dollars to address erosion and other environmental issues at Belmont and Village Bay foreshores”.
“These sites are prone to erosion, which is a significant safety issue for the local community and those staying at the nearby caravan park”.
“It is great to see Council are concerned about erosion in our community and taking action to address it”.
“This funding will go a long way to fixing the erosion problem so that the community can continue to enjoy these picturesque locations into the future”.