Ferry access 'good', says council
Gosford Council has defended the state of signage and access to the Ferry Rd wharf in Ettalong.
Council's maintenance manager Mr Phil Mitchell said pedestrian access between the public wharf and Ettalong CBD was facilitated via a 1.2 metre wide concrete footpath which "upon inspection was in good condition".
He said pedestrian and vehicular access was also supported by parking restrictions in Ferry Rd and tourist signs provided at the wharf and the intersection with Ocean View Rd.
"Council has endeavoured to provide as much signage as possible to assist residents and visitors in utilising the wharf and ferry service.
"Signs have been placed on the corner of Ferry Rd and Ocean View Rd and two signs on Ocean View Rd indicate directions from both the shopping centre and the Ettalong Town Centre," said Mr Mitchell.
"The southern end of Ferry Rd also has signage directing passengers to the wharf along with a new amenities block and undercover facilities used for waiting for the ferry," he said.
Mr Mitchell also said that as part of Council's ongoing Area Maintenance Program, routine maintenance activities were carried out three times a year in the Ettalong area with reactive works also carried out in response to issues identified by Council staff and local residents.
"This ensures all Council assets are regularly inspected and allows maintenance action to be prioritised on a network wide risk basis.
"The most recent routine maintenance action in this area was undertaken in November of last year and included pavement repairs, footpath maintenance, drain clearing and graffiti removal works," he said.
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