Coastal Zone Management Plan

Consultation has concluded

Many residents who live, work or play on the coast have had their say on the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan. Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation which closed on 31 January 2015.

A consultation report that summarises feedback received online, in workshops and in formal submissions is now available. The revised Plan and Four Year Action Plan are also avaialbe in the document library. You can also still Ask us a Question in the tab below.

The coastal zone covers the coastline (beaches), estuary (lake and catchment) and Swansea channel. Management plans and hazard assessments have been prepared for all three parts of the coastal zone.

The Four Year Action Plan identifies a number of management issues and recommends actions that promote a healthy lifestyle and consider current climate change predictions; coastal assets; public access and increased recreational pressure in this coastal city.

Many residents who live, work or play on the coast have had their say on the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan. Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation which closed on 31 January 2015.

A consultation report that summarises feedback received online, in workshops and in formal submissions is now available. The revised Plan and Four Year Action Plan are also avaialbe in the document library. You can also still Ask us a Question in the tab below.

The coastal zone covers the coastline (beaches), estuary (lake and catchment) and Swansea channel. Management plans and hazard assessments have been prepared for all three parts of the coastal zone.

The Four Year Action Plan identifies a number of management issues and recommends actions that promote a healthy lifestyle and consider current climate change predictions; coastal assets; public access and increased recreational pressure in this coastal city.

Consultation has concluded
  • A + B + C + D = Coastal Zone Management Plan now available

    about 4 years ago
    Coastline

    Following several months of community and stakeholder feedback, Council’s revised Coastal Zone Management Plan 2015-2023 and Four Year Action Plan are now available.

    The revised Plan incorporates community and stakeholder feedback and includes a greater focus on Aboriginal cultural heritage and improved actions to protect the natural environment and maintain a healthy coastline, while continuing to provide for the recreational use of our beaches.

    “Council’s Coastal Zone Management Plan 2015-2023 aims to preserve and enhance the environmental value of the coastline, estuary and channel amid increased visitation and pressure from urban development across the City,” Manager Sustainability Dr Alice Howe...

    Following several months of community and stakeholder feedback, Council’s revised Coastal Zone Management Plan 2015-2023 and Four Year Action Plan are now available.

    The revised Plan incorporates community and stakeholder feedback and includes a greater focus on Aboriginal cultural heritage and improved actions to protect the natural environment and maintain a healthy coastline, while continuing to provide for the recreational use of our beaches.

    “Council’s Coastal Zone Management Plan 2015-2023 aims to preserve and enhance the environmental value of the coastline, estuary and channel amid increased visitation and pressure from urban development across the City,” Manager Sustainability Dr Alice Howe said.

    “Many of the actions within the Four Year Action Plan are the responsibility of Lake Macquarie City Council, but a healthy coastal zone in a growing and active urban community is not achieved by the work of local governments alone.

    “The Plan highlights the collaborative arrangements that we have with State agencies, businesses and residents, who are also key contributors to the ongoing success of coastal zone management within the City.”

    Click here to view the revised Four Year Action Plan or go to the Useful Reads section of the website to view the whole Plan.




  • Coastal residents lend their passion to plan

    over 4 years ago
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    Residents who live work and play on the coast have come together at a series of workshops to hear about Council’s draft coastal zone management plan and have their say on what actions should be prioritised in managing our coastal zone.

    Manager Sustainability Alice Howe said she was pleased that so many residents took the time to review the draft plan and work together on guiding actions for managing our environment and assets.

    “Managing coastal hazards and balancing the competing needs of our environment and recreational activities was a consistent theme across...

    Residents who live work and play on the coast have come together at a series of workshops to hear about Council’s draft coastal zone management plan and have their say on what actions should be prioritised in managing our coastal zone.

    Manager Sustainability Alice Howe said she was pleased that so many residents took the time to review the draft plan and work together on guiding actions for managing our environment and assets.

    “Managing coastal hazards and balancing the competing needs of our environment and recreational activities was a consistent theme across the workshops,” Alice said.

    “Our residents are passionate about ways to maintain community access and enjoyment of our catchment, foreshore and coastline. Their feedback is important as we review the actions in the draft plan and ensure our priorities are in line with community expectations,” said Alice.

    Online engagement will continue until 31 January 2015, and a series of drop in days will be held in January for residents and visitors to the City to comment further on Council’s draft Coastal Zone Management Plan.

  • Residents encouraged to have their say on draft Coastal Zone Management Plan

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    Lake Macquarie City Council is encouraging all residents who live, work or play in coastal areas to have their say on the draft Lake Macquarie Coastal Zone Management Plan.

    Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said the coastal zone is central to the lifestyle of Lake Macquarie residents, particularly the lake and beaches. 

    “It is important that Council hears from local people about their priorities for managing the coastal zone, and that we discuss how we can work together to maintain and improve the coastal zone,” Dr Howe said.

    “The draft Plan consists of a Framework for...

    Lake Macquarie City Council is encouraging all residents who live, work or play in coastal areas to have their say on the draft Lake Macquarie Coastal Zone Management Plan.

    Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said the coastal zone is central to the lifestyle of Lake Macquarie residents, particularly the lake and beaches. 

    “It is important that Council hears from local people about their priorities for managing the coastal zone, and that we discuss how we can work together to maintain and improve the coastal zone,” Dr Howe said.

    “The draft Plan consists of a Framework for Implementation, which describes proposed management actions for the next four years, and specific management plans and hazard assessments for the coastline (Part A), the estuary (Part B), which includes the lake and its catchment, and Swansea Channel (Part C).

    “The draft Plan identifies management issues facing our coastal zone and recommends actions that promote a healthy lifestyle, provide recreational benefits, protect our coastal environment and consider both current and future coastal hazards.”

    Interested residents can have their say at one or more community workshops in November, can provide their feedback online, write to Council (council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au(External link) or Box 1906 Hunter Regional Mail Centre 2310), or visit an information booth in January.

    November community workshop dates and times

    Club Macquarie, Argenton 15 November (estuary) 10.30am-1.30pm

    Swansea Centre, Swansea 17 November (Swansea Channel) 5.30-8.30pm

    Blacksmiths Surf Club, Blacksmiths 19 November (coastline) 5.30-8.30pm

    Morisset Multi-purpose Centre, Morisset 20 November (estuary) 6.30-9pm

    The draft Coastal Zone Management Plan is on public exhibition from 28 October 2014 to 31 January 2015.