Project Update

The Southern Coastal Management Program Advisory Committee, with the support of Council and Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV), refined the Vision and Purpose for the Lake Conjola Coastal Management Program (CMP).

It is very important to have a defined Vision and Purpose for the Lake Conjola CMP, as it reinforces the values of the community and establishes the direction for management of Lake Conjola and its surroundings into the future.

The refined Vision, Purpose and Strategic Objectives for the Lake Conjola Coastal Management Program is available for viewing in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

Stage 2 of the Lake Conjola Coastal Management Program (CMP) is near completion by RHDHV.

RHDHV are undertaking analysis of water quality data and have developed hydrodynamic, water quality and morpho-dynamic model of Lake Conjola that takes into account coastal (storm, tide and sea level rise) and fluvial (rainfall and catchment based) inundation, including potential water quality considerations.

Council and RHDHV are developing and modelling a range of measures to manage inundation/flooding and other impacts around Lake Conjola, which include options for management of the entrance to Lake Conjola, as well as other land-based actions that seek to reduce potential risks.

Council and RHDHV presented the initial findings of Stage 2 investigations and modelling to the Southern Coastal Management Program Advisory Committee meeting on 20 October 2021 to assess initial support for appropriate management actions, before progressing further in their investigations, in collaboration with Council and the NSW Government.

Stage 3 of the Lake Conjola CMP will continue throughout November 2021 and involves identifying and evaluating potential management actions such as entrance management options and catchment improvements, with consideration of economic, cultural, social, environmental and achievability factors. These progressed options will be presented to the Shoalhaven community for consideration and discussion.

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