The decision by NSW Office of Sport to suddenly and immediately close Myuna Bay Sport and Rec centre was based on Origin Energy’s advice that a large earthquake could fracture its ash dam wall at Eraring.
Geoscience Australia - the federal agency which measures that risk - says the chance of a 5.9 magnitude quake occurring within 100km of Myuna Bay is “one in 5000 years or longer”.
Putting kids on school buses is a greater risk, but we don’t suddenly shut them down!
It's a complete overreaction in my opinion, which must be reversed.
Heres's how MaxMcKinney has reported the latest in the Newcastle Herald: