There are 5 Stages involved in the development of a CMP. City of Newcastle has commenced Stage 3 fin the process to develop the Stockton CMP 2021. This stage is likely to run from February to October 2021.
Stage 3 will involve an assessment of potential management options. To adequately assess the potential management options, City of Newcastle must identify them and then evaluate them considering feasibility, viability, and acceptability to stakeholders. Potential management options that are deemed feasible will have a business plan developed to identify how they will be funded and implemented. The business plan will also identify which organisation/stakeholder is responsible for implementation.
Stage 4 of the process is the preparation of the Coastal Management Program. This stage combines all the information generated through Stages 1 – 3 to create a document ready for certification. City of Newcastle is working towards the development of a Draft Stockton CMP 2021 by December 2021.
Agreement on a suitable strategy is required from all affected northern landholders prior to submitting the CMP for Certification to NSW Government. The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) review and assess the CMP before it is submitted to the responsible Minister for certification.
Stage 5 of a CMP is the implementation of the actions identified.