Shoalhaven Coastal Zone Management Plan

Consultation has concluded

The Shoalhaven coast is about 170 kms long. Of the 109 beaches along the coast, Council manages about 40 together with many of the cliffs and slopes in between.

For all of us coastal dwellers in Shoalhaven, we know that the coast can sometimes be transformed into a dramatic and, at times, dangerous place. Managing coastal risk is becoming more challenging in our increasingly stormy world.

Council has reviewed and updated its Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) and it is now on public exhibition. As required by NSW government legislation, managing the risks emerging from coastal hazards is the main focus of the CZMP.

Over the last 15 years or so, with the assistance of coastal engineers and state government, Council has been receiving expert advice about the beaches and cliffs which are most at risk – there are 10 of each. These are the places where there are valuable assets that can be affected by coastal hazards. As the climate changes, and as new information becomes available, reports are updated and new recommendations are made – it’s an ongoing, incremental process to manage our dynamic coastline.

The Coastal Zone Management Plan 2018, pulls together this trove of information and provides a set of actions to manage coastal risk. It also incorporates community input gathered during previous exhibitions of the Plan and other community engagement activities over several years.

Council invites you to read and review the CZMP 2018 and provide your comments.

Once the public exhibition period has finished, the CZMP will be forwarded to the NSW Minister for the Environment for certification. Certification is required in order for Council to be eligible for funding under the State Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grant Program. This funding is necessary for implementation of many of the actions listed on the CZMP.

Written submissions can be made below until 5 pm Tuesday, 12 June 2018.

The Shoalhaven coast is about 170 kms long. Of the 109 beaches along the coast, Council manages about 40 together with many of the cliffs and slopes in between.

For all of us coastal dwellers in Shoalhaven, we know that the coast can sometimes be transformed into a dramatic and, at times, dangerous place. Managing coastal risk is becoming more challenging in our increasingly stormy world.

Council has reviewed and updated its Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) and it is now on public exhibition. As required by NSW government legislation, managing the risks emerging from coastal hazards is the main focus of the CZMP.

Over the last 15 years or so, with the assistance of coastal engineers and state government, Council has been receiving expert advice about the beaches and cliffs which are most at risk – there are 10 of each. These are the places where there are valuable assets that can be affected by coastal hazards. As the climate changes, and as new information becomes available, reports are updated and new recommendations are made – it’s an ongoing, incremental process to manage our dynamic coastline.

The Coastal Zone Management Plan 2018, pulls together this trove of information and provides a set of actions to manage coastal risk. It also incorporates community input gathered during previous exhibitions of the Plan and other community engagement activities over several years.

Council invites you to read and review the CZMP 2018 and provide your comments.

Once the public exhibition period has finished, the CZMP will be forwarded to the NSW Minister for the Environment for certification. Certification is required in order for Council to be eligible for funding under the State Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grant Program. This funding is necessary for implementation of many of the actions listed on the CZMP.

Written submissions can be made below until 5 pm Tuesday, 12 June 2018.