Shoalhaven City Council would like to thank all the community and petitioners who made submissions to the draft Collingwood Beach Dune Vegetation Management Plan and the Collingwood Beach Preservation Group Alternative Approach. Thank you for your input, contribution and comments.
In view of the petitions and submissions received, Council did not adopt either of the two plans that were placed on public exhibition. Councillors decided in response to the submissions received and position of relevant Government agencies, to engage consultants NGH Environmental and a coastal expert to revise approach and work with key government agencies to gain their endorsement.
The revised approach will reflect the new Coastal Management Act 2016 management objectives.
As part of the review, a consultant will assess and consider a reasonable balance between appropriate vegetation and the vista of Jervis Bay from the cycleway. A revegetation plan for the dune and a strong policy that responds to vandalism will also be considered.
A new report to Council will be presented in July 2017.