Wollongong Coastal Management Program

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Project Overview

We understand that our beaches and our coastal lifestyle are one of our greatest assets and are highly valued by our community.

We have approximately 60km of coastline, from the Royal National Park in the north to Lake Illawarra in the south. The character and functionality of Wollongong’s coastline is a blend of beaches, dunes, cliffs, headlands and rock platforms, and small coastal creeks and estuaries, and plays an integral part in the experience of the city for our residents and visitors to the Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA).

To ensure we can protect, enhance and effectively manage our coast and coastal assets, Council is preparing a Coastal Management Program (CMP), and you're invited to participate at key stages of the project.

Ultimately, the Wollongong CMP will identify coastal management issues and the actions required to address these issues in a strategic and integrated way.

Lake Illawarra is not part of this CMP for the coastal zone of the Wollongong LGA. Council has already developed a CMP for Lake Illawarra in partnership with Shellharbour City Council and the NSW Government.

Stage 1 of the CMP project was supported with $66,000 from the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Management Program.

Stages of the Coastal Management Program

The preparation of the Wollongong Coastal Management Program involves five stages.

  • Stage 1: Identify the scope of the CMP
  • Stage 2: Determine risks, vulnerabilities, and opportunities
  • Stage 3: Identify and evaluate options
  • Stage 4: Prepare, exhibit, finalise, certify, and adopt the CMP
  • Stage 5: Implement, monitor, evaluate and report

. Blue graph showing the five stages of preparing the program. There is an arrow pointing to stage one with a label that says “we are here”.

Further Information

You can learn more about the CMP by viewing the FAQs and project updates in the News Feed, or by contacting the project team.

If you're d/Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You'll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 when using these services.

Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback.

Project Overview

We understand that our beaches and our coastal lifestyle are one of our greatest assets and are highly valued by our community.

We have approximately 60km of coastline, from the Royal National Park in the north to Lake Illawarra in the south. The character and functionality of Wollongong’s coastline is a blend of beaches, dunes, cliffs, headlands and rock platforms, and small coastal creeks and estuaries, and plays an integral part in the experience of the city for our residents and visitors to the Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA).

To ensure we can protect, enhance and effectively manage our coast and coastal assets, Council is preparing a Coastal Management Program (CMP), and you're invited to participate at key stages of the project.

Ultimately, the Wollongong CMP will identify coastal management issues and the actions required to address these issues in a strategic and integrated way.

Lake Illawarra is not part of this CMP for the coastal zone of the Wollongong LGA. Council has already developed a CMP for Lake Illawarra in partnership with Shellharbour City Council and the NSW Government.

Stage 1 of the CMP project was supported with $66,000 from the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Management Program.

Stages of the Coastal Management Program

The preparation of the Wollongong Coastal Management Program involves five stages.

  • Stage 1: Identify the scope of the CMP
  • Stage 2: Determine risks, vulnerabilities, and opportunities
  • Stage 3: Identify and evaluate options
  • Stage 4: Prepare, exhibit, finalise, certify, and adopt the CMP
  • Stage 5: Implement, monitor, evaluate and report

. Blue graph showing the five stages of preparing the program. There is an arrow pointing to stage one with a label that says “we are here”.

Further Information

You can learn more about the CMP by viewing the FAQs and project updates in the News Feed, or by contacting the project team.

If you're d/Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You'll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 when using these services.

Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback.

  • Project Update - Stage 1 Scoping Study

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    We are currently in Stage 1, scoping the Coastal Management Program for the open coast and estuaries of the Wollongong LGA.

    It is the first of the five-stage CMP process and it will result in a Scoping Study document. An objective of the scoping study is to understand what our community values about our coast and current and future issues in coastal areas. This will help us develop a shared understanding of the current state of the coastal zone and identify issues and areas of focus for the new CMP.

    Undertaking the scoping process in Stage 1 is beneficial for a number of reasons:

    • It provides a review process to understand the progress made to date, in managing issues in our coastal areas.
    • It enables us to come together as a community to understand the current challenges and opportunities for our coastal area.
    • It saves time and resources, by clearly defining the necessary focus areas for the new CMP.

    Community and stakeholder engagement for the Scoping Study has now closed. We are currently collating the findings of the engagement and relevant coastal data and reports to prepare the Scoping Study. The Scoping Study will be published on this page when complete.

Page last updated: 14 Sep 2022, 09:09 AM