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Community engagement

  1. During stage one we conducted two field-based user surveys during peak holiday periods at popular beaches and five information sessions along the length of the Eurobodalla Shire. The community surveys and information sessions indicated the popularity and importance of the coast to local residents, visitors and our economy. The surveys also highlighted a strong desire from the community to preserve the natural landscapes of the local coastline as this is what sets our coast apart.
  2. In stage two Council presented the coastal hazards assessment at community workshops and drop-in sessions in October 2017.
  3. In stage three, we met with stakeholders and hosted four public drop-in sessions to hear from community members about what is important to them. Council also sought out and consulted stakeholders who have a specific interest or are directly impacted by coastal hazards. This included waterfront property owners with properties at immediate risk of hazards such as coastal erosion, and groups such as Coastwatchers, Coastal Alliance, and the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Through this process we learned a lot about community expectations and desires and look forward to providing a management plan that meets community expectation.

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