Coast and waterways
Local councils are responsible for managing the risk to people, towns and infrastructure from coastal hazards. This involves reducing or avoiding damage caused by coastal storms such as erosion of beaches, inundation from storm surges and longer-term processes such as sea level rise. Council is working on a Coastal Management Program which, when completed, will be the primary tool for managing these hazards.
Eurobodalla Shire Council also has a responsibility to our community to preserve the coast for its natural beauty and the contribution it makes to our economy and lifestyle, and to ensure settlements are resilient to natural coastal hazards.
Council is working on a number of coastal and flood planning projects to identify and address management issues in the coastal zone, including:
- managing risk to people
- preserving coastal ecosystems and natural coastal amenity
- encouraging community use and enjoyment
- maintaining public access to our beaches, headlands and foreshores
- managing risk to public buildings and infrastructure
- managing risk to private property
- balancing each of the above by providing development and economic opportunities.
Sea level rise
Answers to common questions about sea level rise, what it means for you and what Council is doing about it.
Estuaries are transition areas between the land and sea with environmental, social and economic importance. Eurobodalla Shire has five estuaries that are strategically managed.
Coastal studies and projects
Our coastal projects aim to identify potential hazards and actions to protect and enhance relevant areas.
A flood study is a technical project that identifies flood behaviour such as depth, velocity and extent across the floodplain. Read about our adopted and in-progress studies.
We can all take action to clean up and stop rubbish from finding its way into the water in the first place.
Beachwatch water quality
Our Beachwatch Program regularly samples 11 popular beaches to assess water quality across Eurobodalla's swimming locations.
For more information, contact Council's Coastal Management Planner, Cameron Whiting:
- T: 02 4474 1000
- E: Council@esc.nsw.gov.au