Community input requested for Coastal Management Program for Bellingen

Council is currently preparing a Coastal Management Program and would like input from our community. This is an exciting opportunity to address key issues within our coastal catchments, and prioritise management actions to be targeted over the next 10 years. This is a long-term plan to manage the Shire’s coastline and estuaries, and Council will be working with the community and NSW government throughout the CMP process.

Guided by the NSW Coastal Management Manual, Stage One of the CMP process will involve a scoping study, and this is being funded through the NSW Government Coastal and Estuary Grants scheme and Council’s Environment Levy. The aim of this study is to identify stakeholders, establish objectives, determine key coastal management issues and review current arrangements.  

Council invites community input to help kick off Stage One of this process. To get involved you can access the Coastal Management Program survey on Council’s community engagement platform, Create: https://create.bellingen.nsw.gov.au

For further information contact Michelle McFadyen, Deputy General Manager Corporate and Community.