Liberal candidate for Shortland John Church is promising to fight to remove the sea-level rise and flood notations in Lake Macquarie if elected.

The notations were put into place by the state government in 2009 and affect nearly 10, 000 properties at Marks Point, Belmont South and Swansea.

John Church says Council needs to follow in Wyong and Gosford council’s footsteps and remove the section 149 certificates on Lake Macquarie properties.