Bega Valley Shire Council, supported by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, are currently developing a range of new Coastal Management Programs. A shire wide Management Program is being developed to address coastal hazards, alongside separate Management Programs for a range of estuaries including Wallaga Lake, Bermagui River, Back Lake, Merimbula Lake and Lake Curalo.
When complete, the suite of new Management Programs will guide Council’s future work to improve our coastal environment, reduce risks to natural and built assets, and maintain the value of this stretch of the NSW coast.
This website provides information on the Management Programs, details on upcoming events, and lets you know how you can get involved. Council are working with specialist consultants UNSW Water Research Laboratory to develop the Coastal Management Program for Coastal Hazards, as well as the Coastal Management Programs for Wallaga Lake, Merimbula & Back Lakes, and Lake Curalo. Council are also working with Elgin Associates to develop the new Coastal Management Program for Bermagui River.