The Newcastle Coastal Zone Management Plan 2018 was delivered in two parts: Part A - Stockton and Part B - Coastline South of the Harbour to reflect the challenges in the two distinct coastal environments.
Part A of this plan has now been superseded by the Stockton Coastal Management Program (CMP) 2020.
Part B of this plan will be superseded by the Southern Beaches Coastal Management Program (CMP), once it is completed.
The Stockton Coastal Management Program 2020 includes actions to help manage, maintain, and preserve the coast between the northern breakwater of the Hunter River and Meredith Street.
The program has mass sand nourishment as its primary coastal management action to improve beach amenity and protect coastal lands. A key focus of activity is working with the NSW Government to source the sand needed for mass sand nourishment. We are also working on the delivery of emergency repair works, and more permanent protection structures as outlined in the CMP. Find out about these on our works update page.
Work is also underway to extend the geographical area covered by the Stockton CMP 2020 to include the coastline up to the northern boundary of the Newcastle Local Government Area (LGA). It will also outline additional management options to support the mass sand nourishment solution identified in the Stockton CMP 2020.
We are in the process of developing the Southern Beaches Coastal Management Program (CMP) which covers the coastline from Nobby’s Headland to Glenrock Lagoon. This Coastal Management Program is a long-term program of actions which can help us adapt to immediate and future changes on our coast.
The preparation of the Southern Beaches CMP is currently at Stage 2 – ‘Determine risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities’. Visit the project page to learn more.
Maitland, Port Stephens and Newcastle local councils and public authorities with roles and responsibilities for the Hunter River Estuary have commenced the preparation of a CMP for the entire estuary, from its tidal limit to its ocean entrance, and including the floodplain and parts of the tributary catchments where relevant. The preparation of the CMP, which will be coordinated by Maitland Council, is currently at Stage 1 – ‘Identify the scope of a CMP’.
You can read more about the Hunter Estuary by visiting the Hunter River section of our website.