NCA is a network of coastal communities concerned about the inequitable impact of NSW government and local council management of the coastal zone.
There are over 50,000 residential homes in NSW coastal communities – as well as public infrastructure and assets including roads, public utilities, beaches and reserves – affected by projections of sea level rise, inundation and coastal erosion.
The responsibility to manage and mitigate current and future coastal hazards is a shared responsibility for all levels of government and society. Communities and individuals should not be unfairly burdened with the loss of livelihood and freedoms when they alone are not the cause of the challenges we all face.
NCA policy objectives include;
Management of bushfires, floods and coastal hazards
on an equal basis
Protection of public and private coastal assets
Improved engagement with government and the wider community
Establish ‘evidence based’ research and information frameworks
Equitable sharing of costs and benefits between all stakeholders
NCA members have successfully engaged government, Councils and local communities in coastal areas for over 25 years – including advocacy in Belongil (Byron), Bluey’s & Boomerang Beaches, Old Bar (Mid Coast), Marks Point & Belmont South (Lake Macquarie), Brisbane Water, Tuggerah Lakes, Wamberal, Avoca & Pearl Beach (Central Coast), Collaroy (Northern Beaches), Collingwood (Shoalhaven), Maloney’s Beach, Long Beach, Dalmeny, Surfside, Wharf Rd, Broulee (Eurobodalla) & Womboyn Lakes (Bega Valley) – and these activities are ongoing.
NCA goal is to influence and contribute to the NSW coastal management framework to ensure that public and private assets are equitably & sustainably managed to the benefit of all stakeholders.
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