Stockton Beach is precious to its community and to those who visit Stockton. To help protect and preserve the area, City of Newcastle (CN) has developed a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Stockton in partnership with the local community including key stakeholders such as the Stockton Community Liaison Group.
The Stockton CMP 2020 includes long-term actions to ensure we can help to manage, maintain and protect the coast, between the northern breakwater of the Hunter River and Meredith Street. The Stockton CMP was developed in accordance with the Coastal Management Act 2016 (CM Act) and Coastal Management Manual.
We worked closely with 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.
To learn more about the development of the CMP take a look at our storyboard and for the most recent updates regarding works at Stockton Beach visit our Stockton Beach Works Update page.
Work has now started on the Stockton Coastal Management Program 2021 which updates the Stockton CMP 2020 to incorporate coastline north of Meredith Street to the Port Stephens Local Government Area.
View the Stockton Coastal Management Program August 2020 (PDF)
Deputy Premier's Stockton Beach Taskforce
The Stockton Beach Taskforce, chaired by the Deputy Premier, was established to drive the implementation of the sustainable long-term solutions to the coastal erosion issues for Stockton Beach. Its focus is on sand sourcing options, actions to mitigate loss of amenity and seeking funding. The taskforce will be playing a key role in the successful implementation of the Stockton CMP 2020.
Members include Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, Member for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp MP, and representatives from the Worimi Aboriginal Land Council, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), Department of Regional NSW, Port of Newcastle, NSW Coastal Council, Stockton Community Liaison Group and City of Newcastle, as well as two community representatives.
Find the minutes from previous meetings below:
Historical Reference Material
Numerous historical investigations and subsequent strategies have been developed to understand and manage the coastal processes that result in beach erosion and shoreline recession at Stockton. The investigations undertaken as part of the Stockton CMP 2020 reviewed the outputs of the historical investigations. The 2020 analysis now provides the most comprehensive review and consolidates all previous studies to date.