A DUNE management strategy is being developed by Wollongong City Council after years of debate over appropriate plantings along the Illawarra coastline.
The strategy will build on the draft Wollongong City Council’s Coastal Zone Management Plan and aims to address issues of safety, sightlines, recreational use and biodiversity values of the beach and dune areas, particularly around the Surf Life Saving Clubs.
As part of the first phase of consultation Council has launched an online survey. The community are encouraged to fill out the survey and comment on issues they feel are relevant to the management of beaches and dunes. The survey will be live until Thursday February 28.
Council will also carry out consultation with a number of organisations and community groups including Surf Life Saving Illawarra.
Information collated through the survey and the initial consultation will contribute to the draft Dune Management Strategy, which will be put out for comment in 2013. It’s anticipated the Dune Management Strategy will be completed by mid 2013.