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.

Stage 1: Council has now received comments from the Department of Industry and Environment ((DPIE) on our draft Scoping Study. The final scoping study is expected to be available by mid-December. A link and email notification to key stakeholders will be provided, with a link to the final study provided on this page.

Stage 2: Approval for fast-tracking of the risk assessment component of Stage 2 has been granted. A grant application for works in Stage 2 is currently being assessed by DPIE.

Tasks and studies identified for Stage 2 include:

  • wave overtopping assessment
  • coastal vulnerability mapping
  • Blacksmiths Beach Surf Amenity Assessment Report
  • socio-economic assessment
  • review of ecosystems services benefits
  • surf safety - first pass assessment of key issues
  • Emergency Management Sub-Plan review
  • power station closures - dates and planning confirmation
  • completion of State of the Industry Report
  • foreshore erosion - prioritisation matrix developed and identification of key sites
  • foreshore revetments - clarification of ownership.

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 in February 2021.

The below diagram highlights the stages of the Coastal Management 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.

Stage 1: Council has now received comments from the Department of Industry and Environment ((DPIE) on our draft Scoping Study. The final scoping study is expected to be available by mid-December. A link and email notification to key stakeholders will be provided, with a link to the final study provided on this page.

Stage 2: Approval for fast-tracking of the risk assessment component of Stage 2 has been granted. A grant application for works in Stage 2 is currently being assessed by DPIE.

Tasks and studies identified for Stage 2 include:

  • wave overtopping assessment
  • coastal vulnerability mapping
  • Blacksmiths Beach Surf Amenity Assessment Report
  • socio-economic assessment
  • review of ecosystems services benefits
  • surf safety - first pass assessment of key issues
  • Emergency Management Sub-Plan review
  • power station closures - dates and planning confirmation
  • completion of State of the Industry Report
  • foreshore erosion - prioritisation matrix developed and identification of key sites
  • foreshore revetments - clarification of ownership.

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 in February 2021.

The below diagram highlights the stages of the Coastal Management Program.



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Coastal Management Program

9 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.