Land & Environment Court Judgement, 2018;
Great Lakes CZMP 2016 HERE
Great Lakes coastal management
Great Lakes Council (GLC) commissioned a Worley Parsons Coastal Study in 2009 – only for Boomerang & Blueys beaches. The completed 2011 Study, based on IPCC projections, was carried out primarily as a desk top study and provided qualified recommendations and hazard lines for these two beaches.
Boomerang & Blueys Beach Group (BBBG) commissioned a Peer Review in early 2011, recommending more extensive coastal research – and BBBG advised GLC that coastal management should be holistic and not a discriminatory program for only two beaches within the 100km Great Lakes coastline.
In April 2014 the NSW Government adopted the 2014 GLC Local Environment Plan (LEP) including Coastal Risk Planning Maps for Boomerang & Blueys beaches – and for Winda Woppa / Jimmy’s Beach, the only designated ‘hot spot’ in GLC.
In December 2014 GLC exhibited a BMT WBM draft CZMP Options Study for most beaches in GLC, based on the Worley Parsons Study and a SMEC Study – with Options only for south Boomerang Beach. The exhibition time extended to 6 February and following BBBG and other requests the closing date was extended to 13 February 2015.
Over 50 objections were submitted to GLC, including BBBG submissions and a further Peer Review. Objections issues include
BBBG recommendations include: defer the draft CZMP, remove LEP Coastal Risk Planning Maps for Boomerang & Blueys beaches, consult with all stakeholders including the NSW Coastal Panel and NSW government – and implement evidence based monitoring to properly determine coastal management.
BBBG is a member of the NCA