NSW Coastal Council

Do you have the expertise to contribute to improved management of the NSW coastline?

The NSW Government invited applications for membership on the NSW Coastal Council from those with the relevant technical knowledge and expertise in:

  • coastal physical sciences, including geomorphology
  • coastal engineering
  • coastal land use planning
  • coastal ecology
  • social science
  • economics
  • local government management
  • property law
  • dispute resolution
  • traditional and contemporary Aboriginal use and management of the coastal zone.

The Coastal Council will provide independent advice to the Minister administering the Coastal Management Act 2016 on coastal planning and management issues.

The Coastal Council will meet in Sydney as required, expected to be 6-8 times in the first year. Appointments to the Coastal Council are paid positions for an initial 18 month to 3 year term.

Members of the Coastal Council will be remunerated at $30,000 per annum. The Chairperson will receive $55,000 per annum. Annual fees will be paid on a pro-rata basis.

Members will be able to demonstrate capabilities to perform the following functions:

  1. provide strategic advice to the Minister, including in relation to the Minister's functions under the Coastal Management Act 2016
  2. assess compliance by local councils with management objectives and the coastal management manual in preparing and reviewing coastal management programs
  3. conduct a performance audit of the implementation of a coastal management program of a local council
  4. provide advice to a public authority on coastal management issues.

Applications have now closed.

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Page last updated: 14 November 2016