State Labor candidate Kate Washington inspects Jimmies Beach errosion

Port Stephens Labor candidate, Kate Washington, stopped by Tea Gardens Hawks Nest last week to take a look at some of the local issues.

Kate Washington Port Stephens State Candidate
Kate Washington

“I came up here to hear firsthand from locals about the issues affecting them,” she told Myall Coast News during her visit.
Members from the Myall River Action group took Kate to view the erosion at Jimmys Beach and out on a boat for a guided tour of the river.

“The depth of knowledge, history and experience these gentlemen have is just incredible,” she said of her tour guides.

“I was staggered by the changes since I was last out on the water up there. The NSW Liberal government promised dredging of the natural channel and the community’s still waiting,” she said.

She said if voted in she would like to assist Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Karuah and surrounding areas with projects which would ‘invigorate’ the area.

“I’d like to see projects go ahead like the beautification of the main strip in Hawks Nest and upgrades on the Yaccaba walking trail.”

She said she was also aware that the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Pre School and the surf life saving club were in need of funding.

In Karuah Kate said she would like to help support the Karuah Interpretive Centre and the Oyster Museum.

“I am an approachable person who wants to help these communities support their own wish list and their own goals. After all it’s the community who knows best,” she said.

Newly announced Liberal candidate Ken Jordan also came to the area the next day to discuss key issues with community groups.

We will bring you a report in next week’s edition.



One thought on “State Labor candidate Kate Washington inspects Jimmies Beach errosion

  1. the area cant be invigorated whilst great lakes council are at the helm. locals can bleat endlessly about the mass deterioration of the area as they have for a generation. it has never and never will achieve anything. great lakes council goes out of the way to cause stagnation in the region trying to prop up forster. wake up and push for a move to port stephens council area. the chamber of commerce needs to petition the state government to move the local council boundary to the state boundary. everything from buladelah south goes to port stephens. only then will tea gradens / hawks nest / pindimar /bundabah be dragged out of the 19th century. still no town water or sewer in 2015! unbelievable. go and speak with the United Nations as towns like Pindimar and Bundabah are worse than remote aboriginal villages in the middle of australia. its a disgrace and great lakes council needs to be held to account.

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