Currarong Beach Erosion and Beach Access

On Friday 14 October 2016, a public meeting was held at Currarong to discuss the long term options for managing the beach erosion at Currarong Beach.

Coastal consultant, Gary Blumberg from Royal Haskoning, delivered a presentation explaining the coastal processes causing the erosion, describing the impacts of the June East Coast Low and presenting the various options available for managing the erosion.

Mr Blumberg's recommendation, similar to recommendations made in the past by other coastal engineers, is for a trial groyne to be constructed from sand filled, geotextile bags.

The Currarong Coastal Erosion – June 2016 Storm and Response report was handed out at the public meeting.

Since the October meeting, Currarong property owners have been writing to Council with their comments about the groyne option.

A letter was sent to all those who had provided comments up to the end of November 2016, responding to the main concerns that had been raised. The response to these concerns are explained as FAQs on this page.

Attached to the letter was a map, describing which access ways will, or may be reinstated and which will not (download the map for a closer view).

Provide feedback

Have your say on the long term management of erosion and beach access at Currarong Beach by:

  • Submiting your comments online via the Feedback tab below
  • Writing to the General Manager (attention Penelope Lumb), PO Box 42, Nowra 2541
  • Emailing council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

Feedback must be received by 5pm, 31 March 2017.

For further information, please contact Penelope Lumb, Planning and Development Services Group on (02) 4429 3623.

On Friday 14 October 2016, a public meeting was held at Currarong to discuss the long term options for managing the beach erosion at Currarong Beach.

Coastal consultant, Gary Blumberg from Royal Haskoning, delivered a presentation explaining the coastal processes causing the erosion, describing the impacts of the June East Coast Low and presenting the various options available for managing the erosion.

Mr Blumberg's recommendation, similar to recommendations made in the past by other coastal engineers, is for a trial groyne to be constructed from sand filled, geotextile bags.

The Currarong Coastal Erosion – June 2016 Storm and Response report was handed out at the public meeting.

Since the October meeting, Currarong property owners have been writing to Council with their comments about the groyne option.

A letter was sent to all those who had provided comments up to the end of November 2016, responding to the main concerns that had been raised. The response to these concerns are explained as FAQs on this page.

Attached to the letter was a map, describing which access ways will, or may be reinstated and which will not (download the map for a closer view).

Provide feedback

Have your say on the long term management of erosion and beach access at Currarong Beach by:

  • Submiting your comments online via the Feedback tab below
  • Writing to the General Manager (attention Penelope Lumb), PO Box 42, Nowra 2541
  • Emailing council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

Feedback must be received by 5pm, 31 March 2017.

For further information, please contact Penelope Lumb, Planning and Development Services Group on (02) 4429 3623.