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It’s time to have your say on the future of Newcastle’s coast

Do you have a thing or two to say about the management of our coastline?

Well, now’s the time to stand up and be counted because City of Newcastle (CoN) is inviting people to join a working group to help develop the City’s Coastal Management Programs (CMP).

Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen encouraged people with an interest in ensuring the coastline and estuaries are managed and protected now and into the. future, to submit an expression of interest to join.  

“We’re looking for a broad group of people who are already engaged with our beaches and coastline to help to develop ways to ensure we enjoy these natural assets for years to come,” Cr Clausen said.

“Our coastal management programs include long-term actions to help ensure we can manage these important areas, particularly in light of a predicted increase in coastal hazards. 

“The objective of the Newcastle CMP Working Group is to provide strategic guidance on the preparation, certification and the review of Newcastle and Stockton Coastal Management Programs which are underway. ” 

The CMP is a long-term strategy that sets a coordinated and adaptive approach to the management of coastal hazards such as beach erosion, shoreline recession and coastal inundation.  

Community members who are keen to be involved in the future management of Newcastle’s coastline and estuaries are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest before Saturday  19 June.