Gosford Beaches Coastal Zone Management Plan adopted

Gosford Council adopted a key plan to protect the region’s vast coastline and many beaches at its last meeting for 2015, held on December 8.

Key actions within the Gosford Beaches Coastal Zone Management Plan will now be reviewed and prioritised for implementation. Gosford mayor, Cr Lawrie McKinna said the plan would play a vital role in making sure Gosford’s coastline is managed in the best way possible.

“From Patonga up to Forresters Beach, there’s no doubt that our beaches are an integral part of our great lifestyle and also attract many visitors,” Cr McKinna said. “But Gosford’s beaches are vulnerable to many coastal hazards that could potentially impact property development, public infrastructure and recreational activities all along our coastline.

“These hazards include beach erosion, shoreline decline, sand drift, coastal inundation and climate change. “I’m confi dent this latest plan will get the balance right between managing these coastal risks and preserving the natural beauty and amenity of our beaches, as well as the public’s access to them.

“Key actions have been recommended for each Gosford City beach based on their specific risks and issues along with beachwide actions to improve things like water quality, beach nourishment, dune management, emergency erosion responses and community education,” he said.

The Gosford Beaches Coastal Zone Management Plan was developed with support from the NSW Government’s Coastal Zone Management Program and involved extensive community consultation in 2015.

Media release,
Dec 9, 2015
Gosford Council media