Gerringong not keen on crossing

Gerringong’s South Precinct has told Council of the community’s lack of support for the proposal to build a crossing over the eastern end of Werri Lagoon.

The idea, championed by Councillor Mark Way and the Walking Tracks and Cycleways Committee, was to help people finish the Kiama Coast Walk without getting wet when the Lagoon is open to the sea.

The Precinct’s Stephen Blazier says while some people at the August meeting supported the idea, the overwhelming sentiment was against the crossing
for aesthetic reasons.

“It was felt a low profile boardwalk near the mouth of the river would eventually get washed away.

“This would mean a substantial structure and people didn’t want that so close to the beach.”

Instead, the Precinct has recommended Council improve the signage at the Loves Bay end of the Walk so that people are well aware of what awaits them, possibly by referring them to a website for the latest conditions.

Stephen is one of the new Co-Chairs of the South Precinct following the AGM which was held at the August Meeting. The other Co-Chairs are Robert Coady and Raewyn Thomson. Linda Brazier is the Secretary and Trevor Cuthbertson the Treasurer.

The South Precinct meets on the third Thursday of the month at Gerringong Town Hall, 7.30pm, to discuss issues relevant to the local area. All residents are welcome to attend.


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