Stockton Coastal Management

Stockton Coastal Management Program 2020 

Page last updated on 14 August 2020 

It is recognised by the City of Newcastle that Stockton Beach is precious to its local community and to those who visit Stockton each year. To help to protect and preserve this unique area of coastline City of Newcastle (CN) has developed a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Stockton in partnership with the local community.   

The coast is constantly evolving and thus its management must be based on rigorous and current scientific investigation. The Stockton CMP 2020 includes long-term actions to ensure CN can help to effectively manage, maintain and protect Stockton’s coastline.  The Stockton CMP was developed in accordance with the Coastal Management Act 2016 (CM Act) and Coastal Management Manual.

City of Newcastle worked closely the Stockton Community Liaison Group, government agencies, coastal experts and members of our community to develop an achievable strategy that worked to maintain Stockton’s sense of identity.

The Final Stockton CMP was certified on the 7 August 2020 and can be viewed, along with supporting documentation below.

Stockton CMP

View the Stockton Coastal Management Program August 2020 (PDF) 


The certification allows the City to move forward with the implementation of the CMP’s immediate actions.

To learn more about what's involved with coastal processes click here

What's the long term plan to manage Stockton's coastline?

The Stockton CMP presents a long-term plan for the management of the Stockton coastline that reflects community input, the objectives of City of Newcastle, and the CM Act, delivering sustained benefits of amenity and coastal protection for the area between the Northern Breakwater of the Hunter River and Meredith Street.

For an inside look into the development and key actions of the Stockton CMP 2020 read our storyboard.

Historical reference material
Developing the Newcastle CMP