Residents of Wamberal were evacuated as waves as high as 11m sped up erosion and left beachfront homes teetering on the brink of collapse.

Some beachfront homes on the NSW central coast have come closer to slipping into the sea after wild storms lashed the coastline, residents said on Friday.
Residents of Wamberal, about 90km north of Sydney, were evacuated after emergency personnel warned their homes might collapse as waves as high as 11m sped up erosion. The suburb has a population of about 6300.
The storms were forecast to continue late on Friday, with the situation repeated at towns along the country’s eastern coastline.
Erosion due to wild weather at Wamberal Beach on the Central Coast. Dominic Lorrimer
“We’re all so anxious and frightened and vulnerable, and quite frankly angry that we’ve come to this situation, which we knew was going to happen because the revetment wall wasn’t built,” said Wamberal resident Margaret Brice.
Revetment walls are permanent structures to prevent erosion of land that are placed on banks or cliffs. Plans to build one at Wamberal have been the subject of community debate for a decade, the ABC reported.