Thursday, February 22, 2024

Coastal erosion funding flows to Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven City Council has received more than $111,000 in funding from the NSW Government to undertake works to improve key coastal spots and combat erosion at Burrill Lake, Collingwood Beach and Shoalhaven Heads.  

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 would provide additional resources to help Council protect the region’s coastline.

“I wish to thank the NSW Government for awarding Shoalhaven City Council with three additional Coastal and Estuary grants,” she said.

“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.  

Mayor Findley said Council expects to commence the works in the 2021-22 financial year, with project planning now underway. 

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

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