Work begins on Coastal Management Program

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Kiama Council wants to hear how people use and enjoy our beautiful coastline, to help develop a Coastal Management Program (CMP).

We are interested in the special places you value and wish to see looked after, including what you think are the issues, challenges and opportunities for our coastline.

The CMP will be a long term strategy for managing our open coastal areas from Minnamurra in the north to Seven Mile Beach at Gerroa in the south.

The CMP will provide a plan of action for council, other agencies and the community to address coastal hazards and manage coastal environments, while supporting the recreational, social and cultural importance of our coastline.

The aim of the CMP is to ensure our coast continues as an important part of our community, by being able to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The development of the program will follow the NSW Government’s coastal management process. 

Council has engaged consultants who will begin by gathering community ideas about our coast.

The consultants are holding three drop-in sessions for locals and visitors to provide their thoughts as well as learn more about the process of developing the CMP:

Werri Beach Progress Hall, Tuesday 30 July, 2:30pm-5:30pm

Kiama Downs Surf Life Saving Club, Wednesday 31 July, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Kiama Farmers Market, Wednesday 31 July, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Council has also provided an online survey for those unable to make the drop-in sessions:  https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/sYCN69

The survey will be available from Monday 15 July to  Friday 16 August.

Copies of the survey will also be available from Council’s administration building at 11 Manning Street.

The development of the Coastal Management Plan is a long-term project, and is expected to take up to two years to complete.

There will be opportunities throughout this time for people to contribute to the CMP.

To stay up-to-date on the progress of the CMP you can signup to our weekly email newsletter Kimunico: http://eepurl.com/dE9K-j

Development of the Coastal Management Plan has been made possible with funding assistance from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.