Sonia Hornery has identified Wallsend flood works as parliament priority

FLOOD PRONE: The waters on the rise in the January, 2016, when flood waters flowed at Tyrrell Street, in downtown Wallsend. Picture: Marina Neil
FLOOD PRONE: The waters on the rise in the January, 2016, when flood waters flowed at Tyrrell Street, in downtown Wallsend. Picture: Marina Neil

State Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery, has moved a notice of motion in the NSW Parliament that pushes for more funding for the Wallsend Flood Mitigation Plan.

Ms Hornery moved the notice of motion on Tuesday. It called on the state government to deliver flood mitigation works in Wallsend, in partnership with the Newcastle City Council.

Plans have already been underway as part of the project. However a grant application to replace the Tyrrell Street bridge was overlooked by the state government. 

Ms Hornery has expressed concern at the lack of support for Wallsend and Newcastle in safeguarding against large-scale flooding. It is expected to be debated in the first sitting of Parliament in 2018.