Bega Valley coastal hazards on the discussion table

Coastal Management Programs want to better prepare the coastline for hazards. Tathra wharf was damaged by extreme weather last year.
Coastal Management Programs want to better prepare the coastline for hazards. Tathra wharf was damaged by extreme weather last year.

Coastal hazards are on the agenda this July as the Bega Valley Shire Council discusses their impact on the region with the community.

Council will explain current Coastal Management Programs in a series of information drop-in sessions along the Bega Valley coastline.

Surveys will be conducted to gather information from the community about the usage and management of beaches. 

Coastal hazards include beach erosion and coastal inundation. 

The Coastal Management Programs aim to manage threats to new and existing developments that may be at risk from coastal hazards.

The programs are intended to preserve beach amenity and access, conserve vegetation, estuaries and headlands, and protect the cultural environment. 

Four information sessions will be held. Monday, July 17, at Bermagui Football Club Rooms, July 18 at Tathra Hall, July 19 at Merimbula’s Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre, and July 20 at Eden RSL. 

All information sessions run from 5-7pm. If you are unable to attend you can have your say via the website: begavalley.wrl.unsw.edu.au/coastal-hazards/get-involved