Wyong Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan

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Climate Future Media Release: Wyong Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan

Climate Future would like to congratulate Wyong Shire Council for its recent completion and 3 month public exhibition of the Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan.

Climate Future spokesperson John Asquith says “Whether we work, live or play on the coast or merely just appreciate its beauty, the Wyong coastline is a resource we want to protect for future generations. The Draft Plan is an excellent step to ensuring the future sustainability of Wyong Shire’s invaluable coastline.” 

“The Plan takes into account coastal hazards such as erosion, landslip, storm surge and looks at areas that may be affected in the future. These hazards will be exacerbated due to sea level rise.” 

“Council has come up with a plan that gives property owners in high risk locations some options to protect their property in the short to medium term, but looks at planned retreat as the most sustainable long term option. The Draft Plan also looks at how Council can manage community and environmental assets in the coastal zone. This is one step towards dealing with the impacts of climate change on our coast.” 

“Council, State and Federal Government need to resource the implementation of this Plan once adopted to provide certainty for local communities.” 

The Draft Plan has been on exhibition from June 6 until August 26, 2011 to ensure the public has ample time to view this complex document and provide any feedback. The Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan can be viewed on Council’s webpage or at Council libraries and Council Chambers…

http://www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/building-and-development/on-public-exhibition/draft-wyong-shire-coastal-zone-management-plan/

(The document is 500 pages long)

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