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Coastal and flooding considerations

Many cities and towns in Australia are located on the coast, so it is important that Australia's governments plan settlements that can respond to the constantly changing coastal environment.

As a local government organisation, Eurobodalla Shire Council has a responsibility to our community to preserve the coast for its natural beauty and the major contribution it makes to our economy and lifestyle. We need to make sure our settlements are resilient to the natural hazards associated with the coast.

The size of Eurobodalla's coastline makes it a challenging environment to manage. With around 110km coastline and over 40 beaches under Council's care and control, we have more coastal management responsibilities than any other local government in NSW.

We must also consider the impacts of climate change. Our local towns are vulnerable to sea level rise, with many homes, businesses, public infrastructure and natural places potentially at risk.

We have adopted a regional risk management based approach to planning for sea level rise. This aims to allow the current community to gain economic benefits from the coast without denying future generations the chance to enjoy the same lifestyle benefits we enjoy today.

Our community helps work toward these goals through our Coastal Management Advisory Committee.

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