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Shoalhaven Council receives funding to combat coastal erosion

Shoalhaven Council receives funding to combat coastal erosion
August 18, 2021

Shoalhaven City Council will be undertaking works to improve key coastal spots and combat erosion at Burrill Lake, Collingwood Beach and Shoalhaven Heads following the receipt of more than $111,000 in funding from the NSW Government. 

The NSW Government funding was awarded to Council as part of the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program. 

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said the funding will provide additional resources to help Council protect the region’s precious coastline. 

“I wish to thank the NSW Government for awarding Shoalhaven City Council with three additional Coastal and Estuary grants. The funding will help Council staff to undertake vital work to manage erosion issues in the local area.

“Council plays an important role in helping protect coastlines across the Shoalhaven, including by restoring degraded coastal habitats and improving the health of estuaries and wetlands.”

The Coastal and Estuary grants awarded to Council include

  • Lions Park, Burrill Lake: $28,975 to fund moving sand from adjacent flood tide delta shoals to nourish the foreshore and manage erosion impacts to vegetation, at this popular recreational foreshore area.
  • Collingwood Beach: $56,550 for restoration work  of dunes, planting more diverse species with varying root systems to help stabilise the dunes.
  • Shoalhaven Heads: $26,250 for dune management erosion control measures to protect this popular area while making it more amenable. 

Council expects to commence these works in the 2021-22 financial year. Project planning is underway, including seeking approvals to undertake these critical works.

Council has Coastal Zone Management Plans in place to provide sustainable plans for their coastal areas and are essential for both legislative and community reasons. 

For more information about Shoalhaven Coastal Management Plans visit Council’s Get Involved page.

Image: Burill Lake Entrance / Beach

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