Lake Conjola - Coastal Management Program (CMP)

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This page provides information for the Lake Conjola Coastal Management Program (CMP). Please visit the Shoalhaven Coastal Management Program page for information regarding the broader program.

Shoalhaven City Council is required by state legislation to prepare a (CMP) for the estuaries and sections of the Shoalhaven’s 165km coastal zone. Council manages most of the region’s beaches, bays and headlands, and some of the lakes and estuaries, often in partnership with state government agencies.

A CMP is being prepared for Lake Conjola in accordance with the Coastal Management Act (2016).

A CMP provides the framework and strategy that will be used

This page provides information for the Lake Conjola Coastal Management Program (CMP). Please visit the Shoalhaven Coastal Management Program page for information regarding the broader program.

Shoalhaven City Council is required by state legislation to prepare a (CMP) for the estuaries and sections of the Shoalhaven’s 165km coastal zone. Council manages most of the region’s beaches, bays and headlands, and some of the lakes and estuaries, often in partnership with state government agencies.

A CMP is being prepared for Lake Conjola in accordance with the Coastal Management Act (2016).

A CMP provides the framework and strategy that will be used to manage our coastlines and estuaries. It will identify coastal management issues and the actions required to address these issues in a strategic and integrated way. The plan will then detail how and when those actions are to be implemented, the costs, and how they will be funded.

There are five stages to developing a CMP, which are outlined in the Coastal Management Manual. Council is up to Stage 2 – Determine Risks, Vulnerabilities and Opportunities.

Background of Lake Conjola CMP

The State Government’s Coastal Management Act (2016) commenced in 2018. 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. Please visit the Shoalhaven Coastal Management Program page for information regarding the broader program.

In June 2020, Council adopted the City-Wide CMP Scoping Study (Stage 1) and as such, Council staff began preparations of writing the Project Brief for the Lake Conjola CMP mid-late 2020.

Tenders were open from October - November 2020, and after a thorough evaluation process, Council resolved to accept the Tender from Royal HaskoningDHV for the Lake Conjola Coastal Management Program (minute number CSA20.18 at the Strategy and Assets Committee meeting, 8 December 2020).

Community Engagement

Council will be working closely with the Coastal Committees, State Agency representatives, our local Aboriginal communities and custodians, youth, and the overall Lake Conjola Community as the project progresses.

Community members will have a number of opportunities to provide input into the development of the CMP and to provide feedback on the draft document.

Stay Informed

This page will host all of the key information for the Lake Conjola Coastal Management Program and will inform the community of opportunities to get involved along the way. The page will be regularly updated with project updates and will host information regarding links to relevant documents, policies and plans.

Subscribe for updates on this project via the 'Stay Informed' function on this webpage.

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What are your Values, Issues and Ideas for the Lake Conjola Area?

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We want to know your values, issues and ideas for the Lake Conjola Area to help build our Coastal Management Program. 

  Pin a location and post a comment or photo onto the map that tells us what the issue that should be addressed in the CMP is as well as any ideas you have that could address the issue. Your input will help inform the actions in the CMP.

  Please note that your comments will be displayed publicly and may be used in the final documents as quotes, however, to protect your privacy, we will not use your name. We may also seek to use the image/s you post to the map. If so, we will contact you via email to ask if this is okay. 

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Page last updated: 29 Jun 2022, 01:40 PM