Coastal Management Program - Scoping Study

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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 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 are invited to participate.

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.

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

Update

Due to popular demand, we've extended our online consultation by one week! Make sure you share your favourite places along the coastline and any issues you've seen before 7 July 2022 using the online tools below.







Join the Conversation


There are so many ways you can become better informed and join the conversation about this important project!













CAPTIVATED BY THE COAST

COMPLETE A SURVEY

SHARE YOUR STORIES


Are you captivated by the coast?
Help us better understand what you love, the activities you participate in and your priorities for our coast and coastal assets.

Short, simple and highly valuable, we invite you to share your insights and thoughts about our coast through this online survey.

Everyone has a story to tell!
We want to hear your favourite memories, interesting happenings and stories about the history of our beautiful coastline.










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

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


. 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”.


Why identifying the scope of our CMP is important

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


If you're deaf, hard of hearing or have a 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 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 are invited to participate.

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.

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

Update

Due to popular demand, we've extended our online consultation by one week! Make sure you share your favourite places along the coastline and any issues you've seen before 7 July 2022 using the online tools below.







Join the Conversation


There are so many ways you can become better informed and join the conversation about this important project!













CAPTIVATED BY THE COAST

COMPLETE A SURVEY

SHARE YOUR STORIES


Are you captivated by the coast?
Help us better understand what you love, the activities you participate in and your priorities for our coast and coastal assets.

Short, simple and highly valuable, we invite you to share your insights and thoughts about our coast through this online survey.

Everyone has a story to tell!
We want to hear your favourite memories, interesting happenings and stories about the history of our beautiful coastline.










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

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


. 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”.


Why identifying the scope of our CMP is important

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


If you're deaf, hard of hearing or have a 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.

  • We invite you to join the conversation to help us identify the scope of the CMP and to better understand what you love and value about our coastline and estuaries. This CMP does not include Lake Illawarra.

    The survey closes on 7 July 2022.

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Page last updated: 01 Jul 2022, 03:40 PM