Coastal management program grants 2011-12 (round one)


Bellingen Shire CouncilHungry Head Beach Access Stairway show project summary
Hungry Head headland provides a view of the NSW coastline with no built infrastructure as far as the eye can see. The project will provide access from this popular vantage point onto the beach. This will give visitors an opportunity to safely access the beach with zero environmental impact and to head north to the recently finalised Urunga boardwalk.
Byron Shire CouncilInvestigating the re-design of Jonson Street Protection Works, Byron Bay
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This project will investigate options for modifying the Jonson Street protection works located on Main Beach, Byron Bay. OEH will work with council to finalise the scope of this project.
Eurobodalla Shire CouncilCarters Headland - controlling erosion and restoring endangered ecological communities show project summary
Gosford City CouncilEttalong Beach Renourishment Investigation Assessmentshow project summary
Great Lakes CouncilJimmy's Beach Renourishment - Sand Deposition Reviewshow project summary
Regeneration of Coastal Endangered Species and Endangered Ecological Communitiesshow project summary

This project will focus on the revegetation of the Burgess Beach foreshore by reducing invasive Asparagus species. The reduction of Asparagus species at this location will protect the Booti Booti National Park from further invasion from this species. Works within the National Park will focus on eradicating small emergent patches of Asparagus. These small infestations are in their infancy and their eradication will stop the further spread of Asparagus through the Booti Booti National Park.

Sandbar Beach/Smiths Lake Berm Management - Projected Climate Change Effects
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Smiths Lake (ICOLL) has a high level of exposure to ocean conditions and resultant coastal processes across the interface of Sandbar beach. Consequently, the berm and lower estuary is likely to exhibit early and dramatic reaction to projected climate change effects including storm intensity, swell direction and sea level rise (SLR). The study will provide good understanding, informing the management requirements of other ICOLLS with various degrees of exposure.

The site represents an important confluence of management interests relating to floodplain, coastal and estuarine processes and hazards and consequently will guide practice in this area into the future.

Lake Macquarie City CouncilDune Ecosystem Recovery in Lake Macquarieshow project summary
Integrating coastal hazard and ecosystem health outcomes into local planning instrumentsshow project summary
Mosman Municipal Council Mosman Coastal Zone Management Planshow project summary
Pittwater CouncilCoastal Zone Management Plans for Bilgola Beach and Mona Vale Basin Beach
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The Pittwater LGA on the Northern Beaches of Sydney includes two designated 'hot spot' beaches under the NSW Government's Coastal Erosion Reform Package. The designated beaches are Bilgola Beach and Mona Vale Basin Beach, both of which are popular recreational beaches with existing residential development located within the foredune area. Pittwater Council is required to prepare Coastal Zone Management Plans for each of these beaches.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Lake Cathie Stormwater Outlets show project summary

The coastal dune is actively eroding south of the Lake Cathie entrance. In November 2009, Council completed preparation of Stage 1 of the Coastline Management Plan (CMP) to consider an ultimate solution to the erosion problem. Stage 2 of the CMP is underway, which will further investigate the preferred options for coastal management. Repair of the stormwater outlets along with restoration of the dune was identified in the CMP as a high priority short term coastal management option. Recent monitoring of the area along with consultation through the Lake Cathie CMP has identified existing stormwater outlets are causing extensive localised dune erosion. This erosion continues to threaten remaining stormwater, power, water and road infrastructure. Council has repaired a number of outlets in the last few years, however, now seeks to complete the remaining four outlets. The repair works will form part of recommendations in the final CMP, however, works are required promptly. The site is identified as a coastal erosion Hot Spot by the NSW government.



Richmond Valley CouncilEvans Head Coastal Zone Management Planshow project summary
Rockdale City CouncilCoastal Management Plan show project summary
Lady Robinsons Beach/Cook Park has for over 50 years suffered from storms and changes in wave climate in Botany Bay that has caused severe erosion along the beach, extending into the remnant dunes. Over the past 15 years Council, in conjunction with OEH, NSW Maritime and SAC Ltd, has spent over $14 million to restore and stabilise the beach with a series of rock groynes, sand nourishment and dune restoration work. The predicted sea level rises due to climate change and other climate change vectors such as increased storm intensity and frequency will potentially exacerbate the erosion issues along Lady Robinson Beach and the Cooks and Georges River Estuaries. Additionally, the predicted sea level rise and storm surge potential will cause inundation of coastal areas. It is proposed to upgrade existing coastal management plans to incorporate the impacts of climate change specifically increased coastal erosion and inundation and develop short, medium and long term strategies to address the potential hazards.
Lady Robinsons Beach, Dolls Point - Rock Groyne Restoration show project summary
In 1996/97, as part of the southern Lady Robinsons Beach Restoration Project, eight groynes together with beach nourishment was undertaken to restore the severely degraded beach. Since this time due to wave and storm surges in Botany Bay the Dolls Point Rock Groyne has been severely damaged and is in danger of collapse. This project is aimed at repairing this rock groyne to protect Lady Robinsons Beach from increased beach erosion.
Shellharbour City CouncilNorth Warilla Beach Dune and Habitat Rehabilitation - Stage Twoshow project summary
Tweed Shire CouncilKingscliff Foreshore Protection Stg 2 EIS Tweed River Sand Extraction & Nourishment Kingscliff Beachshow project summary

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