Published on 28 February 2022
A list of actions to help improve the future health and enhance the leisure opportunities of Darkum Creek, Woolgoolga Lake, Willis Creek and Hearnes Lake is contained in the draft Woolgoolga Region Estuaries Coastal Management Program which is out for community input from today (28 February 2022) until 29 March 2022.
“Throughout the development of the draft Program, we’ve consulted with residents and stakeholders to identify the aspects of the estuaries that the community values most highly,” said Sally Whitelaw, Council’s Team Leader Biodiversity Coastal and Flooding.
“The draft Program identifies the management issues and risks, and presents a series of management options to mitigate these risks. These have been summarised in the Program into a series of key actions.
“It is important to state that any measures will take time to put in place, depending on their scope and cost, and we’re looking at an initial ten-year timescale for the Program. But having an agreed Coastal Management Program is the most important step because it means we can apply for the funding and resources we need to make change.”
The top 19 actions are:
For more information and detail on these proposed actions, take a look at the Stage 4 report on the page on Council’s Have Your Say website.
To provide feedback and to find out more about the draft Woolgoolga Region Estuaries Coastal Management Program, please visit the page on Council’s Have Your Say website.
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