Coastal Zone Management Plan

Council has received notification from the Minister for Planning that Council’s Upper Hawkesbury River Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) has received certification under the Coastal Protection Act 1979.

Council prepared a CZMP in order to provide strategic direction and guidance on future environmental and strategic planning for the Hawkesbury River and tributaries.

The CZMP was developed under the NSW Government’s Estuary Management Program in accordance with the Coastal Protection Act, 1979. It also complies with the requirements of the NSW Coastal Policy 1997 and the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Action Plan 2013.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett said the river system is very important to many members of our community.

“Gazettal of the CZMP will occur early in 2017, which will open up further opportunities for funding to support identified actions within the Plan,” the Mayor said.

39 high priority actions have been identified as part of the CZMP, which have allowed works to be undertaken along the river. More specifically, the following has been completed:

  • Bank stabilisation in Governor Phillip Reserve
  • Governor Phillip Reserve jetty construction
  • Foreshore protection at Governor Phillip Reserve
  • Holmes Drive Reserve boat ramp upgrade
  • Macquarie Park boat launch facility
  • Colo Park boat launch facility
  • Ongoing riparian restoration at strategic locations

The CZMP is a document which identifies how Council plans to manage the Upper Hawkesbury River over the next five to ten years.

The final report was adopted by Council in September 2014. The adopted Plan is available on Council’s website.

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