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Photo: Beach erosion in the 1970s removed virtually all beach sand from Bar Beach exposing the bedrock.
Coastal hazards are natural processes which expose coastal areas to certain risks such as potential property damage and environmental degradation.
The Newcastle Coastal Zone Management Plan 2018 prescribes the short and medium term actions to manage identified coastal hazards. With two distinct coastal environments, the Newcastle Coastal Zone Management Plan 2018 has two parts: Part A - Stockton and Part B - Coastline South of the Harbour.
You can read more about the work we have completed to manage the beach erosion on Stockton Beach as part of the Stockton Coastal Management Plan and work that is underway on the Southern Beaches Coastal Management Plan.
The NSW Coastal Planning Guideline: Adapting to Sea Level Rise provides guidance on how sea level rise and its impacts, including coastal erosion and flooding, are to be considered in land use planning and development assessment in NSW.
City of Newcastle has adopted the projected erosion hazard lines for Stockton for up to 2120 (present day, 2040, 2060 and 2120) as identified in the Stockton Beach Coastal Processes Study. These hazard lines are considered during development assessment.
Learn more about Coastal Management by watching these short videos with Dr David Wainwright, Coastal Engineer and Conjoint Lecturer at the University of Newcastle.
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City of Newcastle acknowledges that we operate on the grounds of the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.
CN reiterates its commitment to address disadvantages and attain justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.