Coastal Management

Under the Coastal Protection Act 1979, the NSW government requires all coastal councils to prepare Coastal Zone Management Plans.

These plans propose management options to address risks from coastal hazards along the coastline within the Local Government Area. They also identify estimated coastal recession due to storm events and sea level rise, and possible management options that can address affected areas.

For the time being, MidCoast Council is proceeding with two separated Coastal Zone Management Plans, based on the pre-merger Council boundaries.

The NSW State Emergency Service has developed a Coastal Erosion StormSafe GuideCoastal-Erosion-Guide-Council-EXAMPLE.pdf . The guide includes information on the risks of coastal erosion, how the SES can help you, how to obtain approval for coastal protection works, and information on what to do if your property is affected by coastal erosion.