New South Wales: Funding Awarded to Councils for Coastal Planning

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More than $300,000 has been awarded to five coastal councils across New South Wales to undertake planning in coastal and estuarine areas, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment reports. 

Commenting the latest announcement, Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, said that the funding is being provided to assist councils prepare plans to set out long-term strategies for the coordinated management of their coastal environment.

“The planning stream of the Coastal and Estuary Grants Program is the first step in the process of supporting local government to understand their complex coastal and estuarine environments,” Mrs Hancock said.

Projects funded include:

  • Kempsey Shire Council: $55,000 – Macleay River, Killick Creek and Korogoro Creek coastal management program stage 2 investigations;
  • Kempsey Shire Council: $20,000 – Saltwater Creek coastal management program stage 1 scoping study;
  • Northern Beaches Council: $65,000 – open coast and lagoons scoping study;
  • Northern Beaches Council: $50,000 – coastal zone emergency action sub plan;
  • Coffs Harbor City Council: $30,000 – scoping study of Willis, Woolgoolga, Darkum and Hearnes estuaries;
  • Coffs Harbor City Council: $40,000 – Arrawarra Creek, Corindi River and Pipe Clay Lake coastal management program;
  • Central Coast Council: $35,000 – scoping study for the coastal management program of open coast and coastal lagoons;
  • Rous County Council: $50,000 – Richmond River coastal management program  stage 1 scoping study.

Funding is being made available under the 2018-19 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program – planning stream.

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