Draft Bonville Pine Creek Coastal Management Program

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The draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program (CMP) has been developed in accordance with the NSW Coastal Management Act 2016 and the NSW Coastal Management Manual.

The Bonville and Pine Creek CMP considers all four coastal management areas as described in the Coastal Management Act 2016: coastal wetlands and littoral rainforests, coastal vulnerability areas, coastal environment areas, and coastal use areas.

Throughout the development of the CMP, community and stakeholder consultation has been undertaken to identify the values and significance of the estuary to the community, and their desired outcomes for ongoing management. The CMP summarises the management issues and risks, and presents a series of management options to mitigate these risks.

Twenty-nine management options were identified, assessed, and ranked in accordance with the outcomes of a multi-criteria analysis of the feasibility and viability of each option. The top twelve options were then developed into actions for implementation noting that any of the options could be implemented on an opportunistic basis if grant funding becomes available.

A summary of the top twelve actions are as follows:

  • undertake an investigation of estuary entrance behaviour;

  • undertake a study of fish populations;

  • continued implementation of Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 (DCP 2015);

  • develop and implement a community education program on estuarine health;

  • continue community conservation and restoration programs;

  • in line with outcomes from the Rural Lands Strategy review Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP 2013) and DCP 2015 with respect to intensive agriculture / horticulture;

  • undertake coastal inundation monitoring;

  • review council’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan;

  • undertake bank stability projects;

  • undertake a condition assessment of coastal protection works;

  • continue the EcoHealth monitoring program; and

  • review council's stormwater management assets.

The Draft Bonville Pine Creek Coastal Management Program can be viewed in full via the link in the document library.

Make a submission

You can make a written submission on the draft CMP, before close of business 25th April 2019, by:

  • Online Submission (see below);
  • Post - addressed to the General Manager, Locked Bag 155, Coffs Harbour 2450 (attention Kyran Crane); and
  • Email - coffs.council@chcc.nsw.gov.au (attention Kyran Crane)

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.


The draft Bonville and Pine Creek Coastal Management Program (CMP) has been developed in accordance with the NSW Coastal Management Act 2016 and the NSW Coastal Management Manual.

The Bonville and Pine Creek CMP considers all four coastal management areas as described in the Coastal Management Act 2016: coastal wetlands and littoral rainforests, coastal vulnerability areas, coastal environment areas, and coastal use areas.

Throughout the development of the CMP, community and stakeholder consultation has been undertaken to identify the values and significance of the estuary to the community, and their desired outcomes for ongoing management. The CMP summarises the management issues and risks, and presents a series of management options to mitigate these risks.

Twenty-nine management options were identified, assessed, and ranked in accordance with the outcomes of a multi-criteria analysis of the feasibility and viability of each option. The top twelve options were then developed into actions for implementation noting that any of the options could be implemented on an opportunistic basis if grant funding becomes available.

A summary of the top twelve actions are as follows:

  • undertake an investigation of estuary entrance behaviour;

  • undertake a study of fish populations;

  • continued implementation of Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015 (DCP 2015);

  • develop and implement a community education program on estuarine health;

  • continue community conservation and restoration programs;

  • in line with outcomes from the Rural Lands Strategy review Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP 2013) and DCP 2015 with respect to intensive agriculture / horticulture;

  • undertake coastal inundation monitoring;

  • review council’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan;

  • undertake bank stability projects;

  • undertake a condition assessment of coastal protection works;

  • continue the EcoHealth monitoring program; and

  • review council's stormwater management assets.

The Draft Bonville Pine Creek Coastal Management Program can be viewed in full via the link in the document library.

Make a submission

You can make a written submission on the draft CMP, before close of business 25th April 2019, by:

  • Online Submission (see below);
  • Post - addressed to the General Manager, Locked Bag 155, Coffs Harbour 2450 (attention Kyran Crane); and
  • Email - coffs.council@chcc.nsw.gov.au (attention Kyran Crane)
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

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