Ballina Coastline Coastal Management Program

The Ballina Shire coastline provides us with a stunning natural environment, a wide range of recreational opportunities, and is a cornerstone of the coastal lifestyle that is so highly valued by the local community and visitors alike. However, the coastline is facing increasing pressures from population growth, coastal erosion, and climate change. 

In order to tackle this, Council has begun developing a Coastal Management Program (CMP) to help protect and preserve the future of the Shire’s coastline. This will replace the existing Coastal Zone Management Plan. 

Once complete, the CMP will set the long-term strategy for the coordinated management of the coastline. It will:

  • Identify coastal management issues and threats to the coastal environment and infrastructure
  • Recommend actions required to address these issues in a strategic way
  • Detail how and when those actions are to be implemented.

This first stage of this project involves a review of the existing plans and information, a stocktake of community values and concerns, and setting a plan for the remaining stages. 

Council is asking the community to tell us what you value about the coast, and what you think about the key issues affecting the coastline.  This community survey will open from Monday 8 November to Sunday 5 December..

Who is involved in preparing the CMP?

It is an opportunity for local communities, and public authorities to come together and balance competing interests and priorities along the coastline.

How is it prepared?

Process for developing the ballina coastal management planA CMP is prepared through a five staged process, as required by the NSW Government Coastal Management Framework. The CMP for the Ballina Shire Coastline is currently commencing Stage 1.  This first stage involves a review of the existing plans and information, a stocktake of community values and concerns, and setting a plan for the remaining stages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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