Coastal management grants 2015–16

Bega Valley Shire Council

Bega Valley Shire Coastal Zone Management Plan                         

This project will complete a Bega Valley Coastal Zone Management Plan that will focus on the key locations of Bermagui Coast, Cuttagee/Murrah Coast, Tathra Coast, Merimbula Coast, Twofold Bay and Wonboyn. The plan will allow Council to effectively understand and manage coastal risks.

Byron Shire Council

New Brighton Beach Scraping Works 2015 to 2017                           

New Brighton Beach is subject to coastal erosion and inundation, with both public infrastructure and private development located adjacent to or intersected by the immediate coastal hazard zone. The primary aim of these works is to mitigate the immediate coastal erosion and inundation threat by increasing the dune volume adjacent to public and private property and land. The works will reduce the severity of the threat that currently exists.

Clarence Valley Council

Pilot Hill, Yamba Groundwater and Slope Stability Data Review and Action Plan                             

The Yamba Coastline Management Plan recommended further groundwater monitoring at Pilot Hill, Yamba. The purpose of groundwater monitoring is to enable more precise definition and possible reassessment of landslide risk.

This project will review and analyse technical reports by consultants, daily rainfall records, groundwater data monitoring records and inclinometer measurement records taken over the past 10 years. Following the review, recommendations on actions to address all aspects of the Yamba Coastline Management Plan, stabilisation, subsurface drainage and classification of the landslide risk zones will be made.

Geotechnical Survey and Coastal Hazard Lines Review for Brooms Head Hotspot

This project will undertake geotechnical assessment of strata and review the coastal hazard lines for the coastal hotspot. Data will be used to assist implementation of actions in the Brooms Head Beach and Lake Cakora Coastal Zone Management Plan. The Brooms Head is a coastal erosion hotspot. It will also inform landowners in the area who are of the view that, due to the existence of clay, rubble and other resistant material at the Lake Cakora entry, combined with distance from the ocean, the coastal hazard is not as significant as stated. 

Coffs Harbour City Council

Implementation of Coastal Zone Management Plan Geotechnical Assessment Woolgoolga, Arrawarra, Sandy Beaches

This project will conduct a geotechnical assessment at Woolgoolga Beach, Sandy Beach, Emerald Beach and Arrawarra Beach to determine the depth to bedrock in areas shown to be at extreme to high risk of erosion and recession by 2100, focusing on residential areas.

Ground-truthing or field work exercises during the study shall focus on those properties found to be at immediate, high or extreme risk. The study will also identify other substrates that may provide suitable foundation capacity to withstand erosion and recession hazards.

Kempsey Shire Council

Implementation of Management Action 12 – Kempsey Coastal Zone Management Plan – Grassy Head               

Grassy Head holiday park is a popular tourist location on the mid north coast of NSW. Recent coastal processes have significantly damaged community valued infrastructure and beach access provisions. This project will provide for community infrastructure that provides safe public usage, reduces environmental impacts and is designed and constructed with climate change considerations.

Implementation of Management Action 8 – Kempsey Coastal Zone Management Plan – Hat Head        

The coastal village of Hat Head is a popular tourist location on the mid north coast of NSW. Recent coastal processes and community usage patterns have significantly damaged community valued infrastructure and beach access facilities. This project will provide for community infrastructure that provides safe public usage, reduces environmental impacts and is designed and constructed with climate change considerations.

Lake Macquarie City Council

City-wide Dune Ecosystem Enhancement Continuation Program                             

This project seeks to increase dune resilience and links to coastal hazard reduction. The activities will include dune reshaping, revegetation, bitou bush eradication and pedestrian exclusion strategies (signage, fencing and access restrictions). The project supports a combined Coastal Land Managers Group and a Coast Keepers team for work along the coastline.

Detailed Geotechnical Assessment of Cliff Top Stability in High Hazard Locations

This project will undertake a detailed geotechnical assessment of locations identified as being at high risk from coastal cliff instability and in proximity to assets such as roads, services and homes. The assessment will prepare a fine-scale study of erodibility of geological strata, jointing and other geophysical features, mine subsidence, sea level rise, and historical slips and block falls to predict the likely extent of clifftop instability up to 2100, and recommend suitable development setbacks and planning controls.

Manly Council

Fairy Bower Seawall Remediation and Protection Project Manly NSW                   

Fairy Bower seawall forms part of a continuous seawall stretching along Manly Ocean Beach to Shelly Beach Manly. The Fairy Bower seawall is in need of upgrade to address immediate risk of failure of the toe section and to increase the height of the seawall crest to address wave overtopping. The project involves detailed design and construction work to raise the seawall crest, add a wave return parapet and provide structural support to the base of the seawall and the Manly Ocean outfall sewer contained within the seawall.

Nambucca Shire Council              

Scotts Head Headland Coastal Hazard Reduction

This project will include maintaining and upgrading seawall protection, designing and implementing stormwater improvements, beach access improvements, dune and weed management and facility improvements. The project will facilitate the long term protection of significant community assets, ensure beach users’ safety, and assist in the protection of the local environmental attributes including coastal habitat and Endangered Ecological Communities.

Valla Crown Reserve Endangered Ecological Community Restoration    

This project will include increasing the remnant size and restoring two coastal habitats at Valla Beach. The project will mitigate the long term effects of sea level rise and climate changes on a riparian Endangered Ecological Community (EEC). Increasing the remnant size of the coastal headland habitat adjoining an EEC will be achieved through revegetation of a significant area of coastal headland and riparian vegetation and weed management techniques.

Newcastle City Council

Themeda Endangered Ecological Community restoration King Edward Park

The Themeda grassland endangered ecological community (EEC) within King Edward Park was listed as the highest priority coastal/estuarine vegetation site in Newcastle in the recently completed Newcastle Coast and Estuary Vegetation Management Plan. In 2014/15 Council commenced works in the park to restore and protect the EEC. The proposed project will include ongoing weeding and revegetation works within the Themeda EEC to ensure that the good condition of the EEC is maintained and protected.

Pittwater Council

Pittwater Local Government Area Coastal Dunes Restoration                   

The coastal dunes in the Pittwater local government area are continually degraded and destabilised as a result of invasive weed species outcompeting native species. In order to prevent or minimise future environmental and asset damage, Council proposes to upgrade or replace fencing where appropriate to delineate access pathways for the public and revegetate a large proportion of the Pittwater coastal dunes through weed eradication and plant propagation of indigenous coastal fore dune species.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Flynns Beach retaining wall replacement Stage 1

This project includes the replacement of a section of existing dilapidated vertical retaining wall, nearshore stormwater improvements and landscaping works. A new seawall will be constructed to replace the existing dilapidated retaining wall at Flynns Beach. The wall will comprise various elements including rock rubble, vertical wall and stepped concrete. The project will also include stormwater management using Water Sensitive Urban Design principles to avoid local beach scour, reduced beach amenity and adverse impacts on bathing water quality and marine ecology from local stormwater runoff. This grant covers the replacement of the northern most section of vertical wall.

Sutherland Shire Council

Wanda to North Cronulla Dune Maintenance Plan Development                           

The North Cronulla to Wanda Beach dunes stretch approximately 1.5 kilometres from Dunningham Park in the south to Wanda Reserve in the north. The dunes are being impacted by vegetation loss and erosion. This sand migration is affecting adjacent infrastructure. A Dune Maintenance Plan is proposed to provide a planned and practical response to these issues.

Waverley Council

Bronte Seawall – Technical Assessment and Design Project                          

This project proposes to undertake coastal asset management at Bronte beach to ensure the Bronte seawall is structurally adequate to withstand future sea level rise and minimise the risk of collapse due to potential coastal impacts. This project will involve an independent technical assessment and design by an expert to determine the seawall's current stability and identify options to upgrade the existing infrastructure to minimise effects of future climate-related risks and related coastal hazards on the surrounding locality.

Woollahra Municipal Council   

Reconstruction of Lyne Park Rose Bay North-east Section of the Seawall              

In 2013 Woollahra Council completed the first stage of the Woollahra Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) which provided a detailed investigation including all sea walls along the Woollahra foreshore area. The CZMP identified that significant lengths of Lyne Park seawall require urgent repair within two to three years. This project covers the reconstruction of the seawall.

Page last updated: 06 April 2016