Coastal Management Program

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We're in the early stages of developing a Coastal Management Program including a review of the Coastal Zone Management Plan 2015 and identifying new opportunities to improve the health of our lake, waterways and coastline while maintaining community access and recreation in these areas.

As part of Stage 1, we have now prepared the Draft Lake Macquarie City Scoping Study, and have provided this to the Department of Industry and Environment (DPIE) for review. It is expected that by the end of October 2020, the scoping study will be finalised. Further information will be provided as the study review progresses with the DPIE.

Stage 2 preparations have commenced, with a grant application being submitted to DPIE. Stage 2 involves determining risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities. Council has applied to fast-track some elements of Stage 2. The information and analysis undertaken in Stage 2 will help to inform the management options developed in Stage 3.

A community information session will be arranged to share information obtained during Stage 2 and to discuss further steps as we approach Stage 3 of the program.



We're in the early stages of developing a Coastal Management Program including a review of the Coastal Zone Management Plan 2015 and identifying new opportunities to improve the health of our lake, waterways and coastline while maintaining community access and recreation in these areas.

As part of Stage 1, we have now prepared the Draft Lake Macquarie City Scoping Study, and have provided this to the Department of Industry and Environment (DPIE) for review. It is expected that by the end of October 2020, the scoping study will be finalised. Further information will be provided as the study review progresses with the DPIE.

Stage 2 preparations have commenced, with a grant application being submitted to DPIE. Stage 2 involves determining risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities. Council has applied to fast-track some elements of Stage 2. The information and analysis undertaken in Stage 2 will help to inform the management options developed in Stage 3.

A community information session will be arranged to share information obtained during Stage 2 and to discuss further steps as we approach Stage 3 of the program.



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Coastal Management Program

6 months

What are your priorities and suggestions for the future management of the lake, Swansea channel and the City's beaches? When providing your idea, please include the below headings in your comment box:

  • The idea
  • The perceived benefit
  • Time frame i.e. implemented or changed within 5 years

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Thank you for your comments. This phase of the project has now concluded.