King tides to return to Coast today

Ferries urge Council to take action.

King tides to return to Coast today

UPDATE: STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL

Central Coast Council is aware that when king tide events occur twice per year, Woy Woy Public Wharf can be covered in water for a brief period.

To improve the safety and useability of this facility, Council has adopted a concept plan for replacement of the wharf and associated infrastructure. These plans are being utilised to seek grant funding, with the latest application shortlisted for consideration under the Restart NSW - Regional Growth - Environment and Tourist Fund.

When successful in securing grant funding, design and construction for a new public wharf at Woy Woy will provide a fully accessible facility at all times.

 

THURSDAY: There are renewed calls for Central Coast Council to fix up flooding issues at Woy Woy's Public Wharf today.

It comes as Central Coast Ferries' drivers and commuters have been left frustrated, after king tides submerged parts of it yesterday, stopping the elderly and disabled get around the community

Driver Daniel Rond says it's hitting their business hard, and after three years of lobbying Council it's time for a floating pontoon there which adjusts to swells.

"There was one response where they (Council) actually said they'll come down and put a closure sign on the Wharf, not to be used at high tide. That takes our business out, that means we can't stop there at all." 

While Mr Rond was also critical of Council works currently taking place to upgrade Koolewong Public Wharf, just north, which is used far less frequently.

Yesterday, Ocean Beach, Gosford Sailing club, parts of Davistown and Woy Woy Public Wharf were all submerged by a high tide of 2.01m.

 

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Meantime, the king tide looks to be back today.

High tides of 1.95 metres are predicted for both the Entrance and Ettalong beaches, around 11:55am and 12:30pm respectively.

 

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