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MP David Mehan with a pelican at The Entrance. MP David Mehan with a pelican at The Entrance.
23 October 2021 Posted by 

"Pelican Whisperer" Mehan joins push to reinstate the daily feed

THE campaign by The Entrance to “Bring Back the Daily Pelican Feed” has been joined by local MP David Mehan.
The famous feed is the most iconic tourism event on the Central Coast but it was closed temporarily during the pandemic lockdown.
Council was forced to cancel the public Pelican Feed time which has been a part of life at The Entrance each day at 3:30pm for longer than most people can remember.
It is the last thing The Entrance needed, with the traditional tourist town suffering the loss of its equally iconic cinema, many businesses closed permanently and key events such as Chromefest cancelled.
Add to that, the fact that major projects such as the redevelopment of Lakeside Plaza and other proposals have been rejected by planning groups mean the area is going into decline.
However Mr Mehan believes the Pelican Feed is key to The Entrance having a successful summer.
And he is now gaining notoriety as “the Pelican Whisperer” after his latest release.
“The Pelicans are telling me that it’s time to open up again,” Mr Mehan said. “They say they have done their bit and fed themselves for the duration of the health restrictions.”
“Now that the human population has reached 80% of those aged 16 plus being fully vaccinated, they feel confident that they can safely participate again in the feeding.
“I know many pelicans used the COVID-19 layoff as an opportunity to take up reading or catch that movie they had been wanting to see
“But Council closed the library and developers closed the cinema. Pelicans want to contribute to the success of The Entrance and the Pelican Feed is such a key tourist attraction for the town. Council needs to restart the Pelican Feed once again,” Mr Mehan said.


Michael Walls
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