Coastal management program feedback

Published: 10 November 2022

Eurobodalla property owners have an extra two weeks to comment on Council’s Draft Open Coast Coastal Management Program (CMP).

After hearing from some members of the community, councillors arranged an extension to allow property owners more time to consider the draft 10-year strategy to protect the shire’s coastline and manage coastal hazards.

The CMP has been on public exhibition since 12 October, with three well-attended drop-in sessions for residents held last week.

So far, 45 submissions have been made by members of the public.

There is $47 million worth of proposed actions in the CMP to address current and future coastal hazards.

Having a certified CMP will allow Council to access state government funding to undertake these actions such as a revetment to protect Long Beach’s Bay Road, and inundation berm to protect Surfside, and rock-wall upgrades at Wharf Road and Caseys Beach.

The draft CMP has been developed from feedback collected since 2021 and can become an agreed strategy between the community, Council, Traditional Owners and state agencies.

Throughout this project Council has worked with Aboriginal community members to capture and share their values and ongoing contribution to managing the coast and sea of NSW. Watch the importance of engagement with the Indigenous community on Council’s website.

The closing date to have your say on the draft Open Coast Coastal Management Program is Wednesday 23 November, 2022.

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