Community forum to discuss Port Stephens foreshore damage

DAMAGE: A bird's eye view of recent storm damage at Collaroy beach. Picture: supplied
DAMAGE: A bird's eye view of recent storm damage at Collaroy beach. Picture: supplied
Recent storm damage along the Salamander Bay foreshore.

Recent storm damage along the Salamander Bay foreshore.

Port Stephens residents living close to beaches and estuaries and who have been impacted by recent storm events are being invited to attend a public meeting in an attempt to seek some solutions.

To be hosted by the Salamander Bay Community Group, the forum will discuss the question: 'Can we as a community do anything to mitigate the effect of storms in our area?'

Group president Colin Howard said that while the answers may be complex, the process needs to start with community engagement and consensus.

"We are calling on all-comers for their input - whether they be residents, council personnel or third parties - who have an interest in managing the effect of storm events on our beaches. No amount of talking will protect our beaches, only action."

The meeting will be held at the Soldiers Point Bowling Club on Sunday, February 23, at 4pm. Call 0417 206 151.