The NSW government will provide more than $273,000 in funding to construct a seawall in Lake Illawarra at Windang to protect a local reserve and properties from coastal erosion.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said the work will be managed by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Erosion has been an ongoing issue at the Crown land public reserve on the Judbooley Parade foreshore at Windang, since the former Lake Illawarra Authority constructed the ocean entrance to Lake Illawarra which impacted tidal movements.
NSW Government had previously provided $700,000 to install about 800 metres of seawall in three stages at the site to stabilise the bank and protect against erosion and a further $273,000 is now being allocated to design and construct a final 180 metres of seawall at the site.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the investment would safeguard community land and nearby residents' homes.
Completion of this work will protect the reserve from further erosion as well as adjoining footpaths and private properties.
It should ensure lake banks at the reserve are securely stabilised so the area is safe for ongoing community and pedestrian access and offer residents of nearby Oaklands Village estate greater peace of mind.
Members of Ocean Beach Hotel FC are reminded Friday night meat raffles commence tonight after relaxation of COVID restrictions.
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