Stage 2 of the development of the Kiama open coast CMP involved undertaking detailed studies to identify, analyse and evaluate the risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities for the entire coastline of the LGA.
The risk assessment outcomes, as well as the hazard mapping provided within the Stage 2 report will form key inputs to identification and assessment of management options during Stage 3 of the development of the CMP. The hazard mapping outputs developed as part of the Stage 2 report are also planned to be utilised by Council to update the Resilience and Hazards SEPP maps, to include a Coastal Vulnerability Area (CVA) for the Kiama LGA open coast. Council plans to progress the planning proposal process required to update the Resilience and Hazards SEPP mapping, following adoption and certification of the CMP.
For more information on how coastal hazards are to be dealt with by the planning system, please refer to the NSW Planning Circular ‘Planning for Coastal Hazards’ (PS-21009), which explains and provides guidance for councils and other consent authorities on how to disclose and assess coastal hazards under the Coastal Management SEPP.
The Stage 2 technical report, appendices and associated mapping outputs for each area of the Kiama LGA is available for download below: