Stakeholder and Community Engagement

Stockton Community Liaison Group

Formed by the Lord Mayor in February 2018, a group of leading locals have joined together to share community views and knowledge of local issues with the City Of Newcastle, and NSW Government representatives from Office of Environment and Heritage (now DPIE) and Hunter Water Corporation, to seek a long-term solution to erosion at Stockton Beach.

We caught up with a few members of the SCLG who were happy to share their thoughts on the Stockton CMP, which was adopted by Council on Tuesday 23 June 2020 and endorsed for submission to the to the NSW Minister for Local Government for review and certification under the Coastal Management Act 2016. 

Stockton Community Liaison Group Meetings:

Community Engagement Overview 

Community Engagement meeting

Since 2018 the City has been meeting with the Stockton Community Liaison Group (SCLG), stakeholders from government agencies, community groups and the business community to discuss our action plan for addressing the impact of erosion at Stockton on our community. Over the years we have held information sessions, seminars and town hall meetings.

The SCLG provides an information network between City of Newcastle and the Stockton community to better understand the needs of the public, share local information and provide meaningful feedback. The community members of the SCLG are:

  • Barbara Whitcher (Chair)
  • Keith Craig
  • Simon Jones
  • Sean Shotter
  • Kate Johnson
  • Amanda Plumsted
  • Ron Boyd
  • Brian Hunt
  • Andrew Smith - Worimi Land Council
  • Callan Nickerson - Stockton Surf Life Saving Club.

The SCLG also includes City of Newcastle staff from the Assets and Projects team and the Major Events and Corporate Affairs team. Ward 1 Councillors and the Lord Mayor are also invited to attend the meetings.

Read more about what's involved with Coastal processes.