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Coastal Management Program - Hazards

Project updates

 

October 2017:
Project update

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the community uses and values survey regarding coastal management and coastal hazards back in August; and to those who provided valuable feedback via our website. We have now finished analysing the results of this feedback, and not surprisingly the most valued aspects of our beaches by the community include: water quality and pristine natural conditions, closely followed by the scenery, views, and undeveloped surrounds.

Pambula River Mouth


In terms of future management of coastal hazard issues, your feedback has provided a clear emphasis on the need to maintain and preserve natural buffers to coastal erosion, and to minimise the use of hard engineered coastal protection measures wherever possible, in particular when protecting private properties. This is important feedback and considered with information, including State Agency input, will help inform Council and State Agency responses to coastal hazards into the future.


In addition to understanding how the community values our beaches and estuary areas, the project team is continuing to work with key infrastructure owners to develop a better understanding of the impacts of coastal hazards and management priorities for their specific areas and assets which will also help inform our response to these issues in the future.

Please visit the other areas of this website for more information about the Coastal Management Program – Coastal Hazards, as well as our other Coastal Management Programs being developed for Wallaga Lake, Bermagui River, Merimbula Lake, Back Lake, and Lake Curalo.

August 2017:
Project update
July was a busy month for the Coastal Management Program – Coastal Hazards project. Consultants from the UNSW Water Research Laboratory have been working through the Shire wide coastal hazard mapping that was concluded in 2015; identifying exactly what the impacts of large coastal storms could be, and how these impacts are predicted to change in the future. All of the coastal hazard maps are now available here on the project website. The survey will be running until Sunday, August 27th.

July 2017:
Online survey
We are currently running a survey to gather information from the community about usage and management of our beaches, and to understand how you would like to see Council managing coastal hazards in the future. Please take a few moments to complete the survey below; your contribution is key to developing a successful Management Program.   Survey closed: August 27, 2017.  

July 2017:
Community information drop-in sessions
In mid-July Council will be holding information drop-in sessions in Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden; that will provide the opportunity for the community to learn more about the impacts of coastal hazards like beach erosion and coastal inundation along our coastline. The drop-in sessions will also introduce our current project to develop a new Coastal Management Program that addresses coastal hazards, and we will be running a survey to gather information from the community about usage and management of our beaches, and to understand how the community would like to see Council managing coastal hazards in the future. Dates for the information drop-in sessions can be found here:  

June 2017:
Introducing the Coastal Management Program – Coastal Hazards
A shire wide Management Program is underway to address coastal hazards that occur throughout the Shire’s coastline and estuary environments; such as erosion and coastal inundation. This purpose built website has been created as a way of sharing information and updates with the community as the project progresses throughout 2017. In July Council will be holding information sessions in Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden. A survey will also be run to gather information from the community about usage and management of our beaches, and to understand how the community would like to see Council managing coastal hazards in the future.