Council 'dismissive' says sand replenishment group

Old Bar market stall: Sand replenishment group members, Bob Galvin, Gail Willan, Rosemary Probst, Alan Luxford and Elaine Pearce.

Old Bar market stall: Sand replenishment group members, Bob Galvin, Gail Willan, Rosemary Probst, Alan Luxford and Elaine Pearce.

OLD Bar Sand Replenishment Group says the community is "furious with the apparent high handed and dismissive manner" in which the Greater Taree City Council is addressing the issue of beach erosion at Old Bar.

"From our contact with the public at market stalls at The Hub and Old Bar and our Bunnings' barbecues we see the anger of both Old Bar and the Taree communities all concerned at the thought of the 'big black wall' and no beach," group president, Elaine Pearce said.

"People are especially angered with the statement on the council survey: 'Please note that no further investigation of any other options including artificial offshore reefs, is proposed'."

The group wants to see an off shore reef built off Old Bar, similar to the reef at Narrowneck on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Council's coastal zone management plan is on exhibition for public comment until 4.30pm tomorrow, May 1.

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