Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, today announced the release of a new interactive map that allows the community to see the progress coastal councils are making with their Coastal Management Programs (CMP).
Mrs Hancock said the innovative tool would make it easier for people to see what work is underway to help manage local coastlines.
“Now our coastal communities can jump online and easily see progress on their council’s CMP, as well as how many grants their council has received through the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Program,” Mrs Hancock said.
“In addition to links to the relevant local council’s website for more information, the new map has clickable colour-coded icons to reflect which stage in the process the CMP is up to.
“It’s a valuable asset that is going to help facilitate local communities to engage even more with councils and their efforts to protect and preserve their precious coastline.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and Member for North Shore, Felicity Wilson, said the NSW Government was committed to working with local councils to assist with planning and managing the state’s coastlines and estuaries.
“This new interactive map is another example of how the NSW Government is supporting councils and their communities to protect their local environment,” Ms Wilson said.
“Grants under the Coastal and Estuary Program help councils plan for the future and protect these unique natural assets, which are brimming with native flora and fauna and are also popular places for recreation.”
Coastal councils can apply at any time during the 2021–22 financial year for funding towards planning and studies to help develop their CMP.
View the map on our Coastal management program progress web page.