Shoalhaven Coastal Management Programs

The Shoalhaven encompasses 165km of coastal zone, from North Durras in the south to Seven Mile Beach in the north. Shoalhaven City Council manages much of the coast’s beaches, bays and headlands, and some of the lakes and estuaries, often in partnership with state government agencies.

In 2018, Council prepared a Coastal Zone Management Plan for the ‘Open Coast’ – that is, the coastline open to the sea.

In 2018, the State Government’s Coastal Management Act (2016) commenced. Under this legislation Council is required to prepare a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for the estuaries and sections of the open coast managed by Council.


Background

The CMP aims to achieve the objectives of the Coastal Management Act 2016 and sets the long-term strategy for the coordinated management of Shoalhaven’s coastal zone.

The Shoalhaven community values our coast not only as a place of leisure, relaxation and play, but also as an important social, economic and environmental asset for future generations.

Many threats have the potential to impact how our community enjoys the coast, both now and into the future. Integrated and sustainable management of the coastal zone is both a legal responsibility, and a high priority, for Council as well as for local communities. The CMP will provide a framework for identifying and managing coastal threats.

Shoalhaven City Council is preparing CMPs according to the NSW Coastal Management Manual’s five stage process. Further information regarding each stage in the production of the CMP is outlined in the NSW Coastal Management Manual.


Community Engagement

There will be opportunities for community involvement through all stages of the process to identify key threatening processes, incorporate community preferences and criteria, share information and ideas and actively involve the community in monitoring and reviewing of the CMP implementation.

If you would like to register your interest in this project, please subscribe via the “Stay Informed” function on this page.

The Shoalhaven encompasses 165km of coastal zone, from North Durras in the south to Seven Mile Beach in the north. Shoalhaven City Council manages much of the coast’s beaches, bays and headlands, and some of the lakes and estuaries, often in partnership with state government agencies.

In 2018, Council prepared a Coastal Zone Management Plan for the ‘Open Coast’ – that is, the coastline open to the sea.

In 2018, the State Government’s Coastal Management Act (2016) commenced. Under this legislation Council is required to prepare a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for the estuaries and sections of the open coast managed by Council.


Background

The CMP aims to achieve the objectives of the Coastal Management Act 2016 and sets the long-term strategy for the coordinated management of Shoalhaven’s coastal zone.

The Shoalhaven community values our coast not only as a place of leisure, relaxation and play, but also as an important social, economic and environmental asset for future generations.

Many threats have the potential to impact how our community enjoys the coast, both now and into the future. Integrated and sustainable management of the coastal zone is both a legal responsibility, and a high priority, for Council as well as for local communities. The CMP will provide a framework for identifying and managing coastal threats.

Shoalhaven City Council is preparing CMPs according to the NSW Coastal Management Manual’s five stage process. Further information regarding each stage in the production of the CMP is outlined in the NSW Coastal Management Manual.


Community Engagement

There will be opportunities for community involvement through all stages of the process to identify key threatening processes, incorporate community preferences and criteria, share information and ideas and actively involve the community in monitoring and reviewing of the CMP implementation.

If you would like to register your interest in this project, please subscribe via the “Stay Informed” function on this page.

  • Scoping Study

    about 1 month ago

    September 2019

    A city-wide Scoping Study is currently being prepared. This is the first stage in preparation of the CMP.

    The main aims of the Scoping Study are to:

    • review progress made in managing issues in coastal areas
    • develop a shared understanding of the current situation
    • identify information gaps
    • identify the focus of the new CMP.

    For further information and updates on the scoping study, visit getinvolved.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/CMPStage1ScopingStudy

    September 2019

    A city-wide Scoping Study is currently being prepared. This is the first stage in preparation of the CMP.

    The main aims of the Scoping Study are to:

    • review progress made in managing issues in coastal areas
    • develop a shared understanding of the current situation
    • identify information gaps
    • identify the focus of the new CMP.

    For further information and updates on the scoping study, visit getinvolved.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/CMPStage1ScopingStudy

  • Individual Coastal Management Programs

    about 1 month ago

    September 2019

    Council’s overall Coastal Management Program is made up of a number of individual CMPs. At this stage of the process, Council has received NSW Government funding for the preparation of the following CMPs:

    • Open Coast
    • Lake Conjola
    • Shoalhaven River
    • St Georges Basin.

    September 2019

    Council’s overall Coastal Management Program is made up of a number of individual CMPs. At this stage of the process, Council has received NSW Government funding for the preparation of the following CMPs:

    • Open Coast
    • Lake Conjola
    • Shoalhaven River
    • St Georges Basin.