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The construction of a seawall at Collaroy beach in Sydney has been halted on Thursday by wild weather (pictured) with homes that came dangerously close to collapsing into the water in 2016 once again under threat 

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In 2016 a number of homes came dangerously close to sinking into the ocean (pictured) as wild weather lashed the coast at Collaroy

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The houses can be seen precariously balancing over the eroded beachfront 

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The 2016 king tide caused a number of yards to collapse into the water with one woman describing the moment she watched her pool and garden sink into the waves (pictured) 

Sydneysiders have been warned of \'dangerously wet conditions\' and potential flooding with the Hunter and Illawarra also issued warnings.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the focus on Thursday is for the mid north coast, where persistent and heavy rain is increasing the chance of flooding and flash flooding.

The weather bureau\'s Agata Imielska said the low pressure system was expected to move south to the Hunter, Sydney, and Illawarra regions on Friday and Saturday.

She says wet soils, combined with heavier falls, could result in dangerous conditions and flooding on the mid north coast. 

Residents in Sydney are bracing for the weekend which will see the brunt of the wild weather as the system moves south with low-lying and coastal areas such as the Northern Beaches at risk of flooding. 

For the 49 homeowners along the stretch of sand from Collaroy up to South Narrabeen it will be a tense wait as the partially constructed seawall leaves their properties once again exposed. 

Up to 50 metres of beachfront was lost in 2016 and a number of houses damaged with pools, decks and gardens sinking into the waves, houses left teetering precariously on the edge of the beachfront, and residents forced into emergency accommodation.  

Along with the 2016 event, another two big storms further eroded the sand dunes in July 2020 sparking renewed calls for construction to begin. 

The project was delayed for years because of arguments surrounding who would cover the expense with private residents eventually chipping in more than half to get the $24.85million project underway. 

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Residents have battled for nearly a decade to get the seawall built and now finally under construction the areas looks set to be flooded before work can be completed (pictured: the seawall construction on Thursday) 

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Collaroy beach is known as an erosion hotspot with king tides regularly hitting th

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In February this year (pictured) sea foam washed into beachfront yards after heavy rain 

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A man runs along Collaroy beach on Thursday (pic

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The seawall, jointly funded by the private and public sector at a cost of $25 million, is intended to protect houses built on a stretch of beach that has been heavily impacted by storms and rising sea levels. Weather forecasters predict dangerous conditions with potential flash flooding as rain hits the NSW coast 

The remaining funding came from the NSW government and Northern Beaches council who contributed 10 per cent each, while $7.55million was from donations to protect public assets. 

In February, Northern Beaches Council CEO Ray Brownlee said he was delighted to see construction finally begin on the project. 

\'I am pleased to see construction for the first collection of residents who have been able to work together to get their portion under way, with further residents due to start in the coming months,\' he said. 

Local resident Bob Orth owns one of the first ten homes on which construction of the wall commenced. 

\'It\'s a sensational place t

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We all want to stay here but if you walk away, you\'ve got a place with a collapsed beachfront, you\'re not going to sell it for much,\' he told the SMH.

\'You\'re better to stick it out and fix it and develop something that\'s secure.\' 

On Thursday, the Bureau said while the torrential rain and wild winds were not expected to develop into an east coast low, it was still a \'significant system\'.

Forecasters say more than 100mm of rain is expected to fall in a short period of time in some places.

\"The

The construction of a seawall at Collaroy beach in Sydney has been halted on Thursday by wild weather (pictured) with homes that came dangerously close to collapsing into the water in 2016 once again under threat 

\"In

In 2016 a number of homes came dangerously close to sinking into the ocean (pictured) as wild weather lashed the coast at Collaroy

br>
The houses can be seen precariously balancing over the eroded beachfront 

\"The

The 2016 king tide caused a number of yards to collapse into the water with one woman describing the moment she watched her pool and garden sink into the waves (pictured) 

Sydneysiders have been warned of \'dangerously wet conditions\' and potential flooding with the Hunter and Illawarra also issued warnings.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the focus on Thursday is for the mid north coast, where persistent and heavy rain is increasing the chance of flooding and flash flooding.

The weather bureau\'s Agata Imielska said the low pressure system was expected to move south to the Hunter, Sydney, and Illawarra regions on Friday and Saturday.

She says wet soils, combined with heavier falls, could result in dangerous conditions and flooding on the mid north coast. 

Residents in Sydney are bracing for the weekend which will see the brunt of the wild weather as the system moves south with low-lying and coastal areas such as the Northern Beaches at risk of flooding. 

For the 49 homeowners along the stretch of sand from Collaroy up to South Narrabeen it will be a tense wait as the partially constructed seawall leaves their properties once again exposed. 

Up to 50 metres of beachfront was lost in 2016 and a number of houses damaged with pools, decks and gardens sinking into the waves, houses left teetering precariously on the edge of the beachfront, and residents forced into emergency accommodation.  

Along with the 2016 event, another two big storms further eroded the sand dunes in July 2020 sparking renewed calls for construction to begin. 

The project was delayed for years because of arguments surrounding who would cover the expense with private residents eventually chipping in more than half to get the $24.85million project underway. 

\"Residents

Residents have battled for nearly a decade to get the seawall built and now finally under construction the areas looks set to be flooded before work can be completed (pictured: the seawall construction on Thursday) 

\"Collaroy

Collaroy beach is known as an erosion hotspot with king tides regularly hitting th

br>
In February this year (pictured) sea foam washed into beachfront yards after heavy rain 

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A man runs along Collaroy beach on Thursday (pic

br>
The seawall, jointly funded by the private and public sector at a cost of $25 million, is intended to protect houses built on a stretch of beach that has been heavily impacted by storms and rising sea levels. Weather forecasters predict dangerous conditions with potential flash flooding as rain hits the NSW coast 

The remaining funding came from the NSW government and Northern Beaches council who contributed 10 per cent each, while $7.55million was from donations to protect public assets. 

In February, Northern Beaches Council CEO Ray Brownlee said he was delighted to see construction finally begin on the project. 

\'I am pleased to see construction for the first collection of residents who have been able to work together to get their portion under way, with further residents due to start in the coming months,\' he said. 

Local resident Bob Orth owns one of the first ten homes on which construction of the wall commenced. 

\'It\'s a sensational place t

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We all want to stay here but if you walk away, you\'ve got a place with a collapsed beachfront, you\'re not going to sell it for much,\' he told the SMH.

\'You\'re better to stick it out and fix it and develop something that\'s secure.\' 

On Thursday, the Bureau said while the torrential rain and wild winds were not expected to develop into an east coast low, it was still a \'significant system\'.

Forecasters say more than 100mm of rain is expected to fall in a short period of time in some places.

\"The

The construction of a seawall at Collaroy beach in Sydney has been halted on Thursday by wild weather (pictured) with homes that came dangerously close to collapsing into the water in 2016 once again under threat 

\"In

In 2016 a number of homes came dangerously close to sinking into the ocean (pictured) as wild weather lashed the coast at Collaroy

br>
The houses can be seen precariously balancing over the eroded beachfront 

\"The

The 2016 king tide caused a number of yards to collapse into the water with one woman describing the moment she watched her pool and garden sink into the waves (pictured) 

Sydneysiders have been warned of \'dangerously wet conditions\' and potential flooding with the Hunter and Illawarra also issued warnings.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the focus on Thursday is for the mid north coast, where persistent and heavy rain is increasing the chance of flooding and flash flooding.

The weather bureau\'s Agata Imielska said the low pressure system was expected to move south to the Hunter, Sydney, and Illawarra regions on Friday and Saturday.

She says wet soils, combined with heavier falls, could result in dangerous conditions and flooding on the mid north coast. 

Residents in Sydney are bracing for the weekend which will see the brunt of the wild weather as the system moves south with low-lying and coastal areas such as the Northern Beaches at risk of flooding. 

For the 49 homeowners along the stretch of sand from Collaroy up to South Narrabeen it will be a tense wait as the partially constructed seawall leaves their properties once again exposed. 

Up to 50 metres of beachfront was lost in 2016 and a number of houses damaged with pools, decks and gardens sinking into the waves, houses left teetering precariously on the edge of the beachfront, and residents forced into emergency accommodation.  

Along with the 2016 event, another two big storms further eroded the sand dunes in July 2020 sparking renewed calls for construction to begin. 

The project was delayed for years because of arguments surrounding who would cover the expense with private residents eventually chipping in more than half to get the $24.85million project underway. 

\"Residents

Residents have battled for nearly a decade to get the seawall built and now finally under construction the areas looks set to be flooded before work can be completed (pictured: the seawall construction on Thursday) 

\"Collaroy

Collaroy beach is known as an erosion hotspot with king tides regularly hitting th

br>
In February this year (pictured) sea foam washed into beachfront yards after heavy rain 

\"A

A man runs along Collaroy beach on Thursday (pic

br>
The seawall, jointly funded by the private and public sector at a cost of $25 million, is intended to protect houses built on a stretch of beach that has been heavily impacted by storms and rising sea levels. Weather forecasters predict dangerous conditions with potential flash flooding as rain hits the NSW coast 

The remaining funding came from the NSW government and Northern Beaches council who contributed 10 per cent each, while $7.55million was from donations to protect public assets. 

In February, Northern Beaches Council CEO Ray Brownlee said he was delighted to see construction finally begin on the project. 

\'I am pleased to see construction for the first collection of residents who have been able to work together to get their portion under way, with further residents due to start in the coming months,\' he said. 

Local resident Bob Orth owns one of the first ten homes on which construction of the wall commenced. 

\'It\'s a sensational place t

br>
We all want to stay here but if you walk away, you\'ve got a place with a collapsed beachfront, you\'re not going to sell it for much,\' he told the SMH.

\'You\'re better to stick it out and fix it and develop something that\'s secure.\' 

On Thursday, the Bureau said while the torrential rain and wild winds were not expected to develop into an east coast low, it was still a \'significant system\'.

Forecasters say more than 100mm of rain is expected to fall in a short period of time in some places.