Coastal Management Program for Tweed Coast and Estuaries

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Project update 12 March 2024: Community engagement summary available


Thank you to everyone who participated in Stage 2 of the Coast and Estuaries CMP. Community engagement through Stage 2 is important for the following reasons:

  • Community involvement at the early stages of the project benefits community and the project
  • Facilitates information sharing and transparency with the aim of creating better outcomes
  • Local knowledge is priceless, and this is our chance to learn from you
  • Provides a better understanding of community uses, values and priorities in the coastal zone

The overwhelming consensus among participants emphasises the community's deep appreciation for our natural surroundings, including our coastal beaches, estuaries, wildlife and habitats. It is clear that the natural environment holds significant importance to the community, with its preservation and enhancement being paramount.

View the Stage 2 community engagement summary report

View the presentation from the Community Conversations

To keep up to date with this project as it moves to the next stage click on the 'Follow Project' prompt on this page. The interactive map remains open for community comments.


Help develop a plan to protect your favourite beaches and creeks


Our coastal areas face increasing pressure from population growth, urbanisation and climate change. We are at the early stages of developing a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for the Tweed coastal areas and your input is important in developing a program that will:

  • Protect surrounding wildlife and natural habitats
  • Monitor and respond to changes we see happening
  • Manage our natural resources such as fish and farmland
  • Guide the protection and conservation of our coastal areas

Thanks to our community who participated in a short survey to help us build on our understanding on what you love about your local beach or creek and how you would like to see it protected and managed for the next 10 years.


Why do we need a Coastal Management Program for the Tweed coastal areas?


A Coastal Management Program considers measures to manage natural resources, educate communities, and monitor and respond to coastal changes. It will help Council clearly identify and balance competing interests and priorities in the coastal zone. It also considers risks and vulnerabilities relating to coastal areas, and ultimately produces management actions to address a range of coastal hazards.

The CMP will cover the 37km long open coastline and includes the 13 Council managed beaches and three coastal estuaries that span from Duranbah beach in the north to Wooyung beach in the south.


Have your say


Share what matters to you. Provide your feedback in one of the following ways:

Email: tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au Subject: Coastal Management Program

Mail: General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484.

Use the interactive map to share comments.



Project update 12 March 2024: Community engagement summary available


Thank you to everyone who participated in Stage 2 of the Coast and Estuaries CMP. Community engagement through Stage 2 is important for the following reasons:

  • Community involvement at the early stages of the project benefits community and the project
  • Facilitates information sharing and transparency with the aim of creating better outcomes
  • Local knowledge is priceless, and this is our chance to learn from you
  • Provides a better understanding of community uses, values and priorities in the coastal zone

The overwhelming consensus among participants emphasises the community's deep appreciation for our natural surroundings, including our coastal beaches, estuaries, wildlife and habitats. It is clear that the natural environment holds significant importance to the community, with its preservation and enhancement being paramount.

View the Stage 2 community engagement summary report

View the presentation from the Community Conversations

To keep up to date with this project as it moves to the next stage click on the 'Follow Project' prompt on this page. The interactive map remains open for community comments.


Help develop a plan to protect your favourite beaches and creeks


Our coastal areas face increasing pressure from population growth, urbanisation and climate change. We are at the early stages of developing a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for the Tweed coastal areas and your input is important in developing a program that will:

  • Protect surrounding wildlife and natural habitats
  • Monitor and respond to changes we see happening
  • Manage our natural resources such as fish and farmland
  • Guide the protection and conservation of our coastal areas

Thanks to our community who participated in a short survey to help us build on our understanding on what you love about your local beach or creek and how you would like to see it protected and managed for the next 10 years.


Why do we need a Coastal Management Program for the Tweed coastal areas?


A Coastal Management Program considers measures to manage natural resources, educate communities, and monitor and respond to coastal changes. It will help Council clearly identify and balance competing interests and priorities in the coastal zone. It also considers risks and vulnerabilities relating to coastal areas, and ultimately produces management actions to address a range of coastal hazards.

The CMP will cover the 37km long open coastline and includes the 13 Council managed beaches and three coastal estuaries that span from Duranbah beach in the north to Wooyung beach in the south.


Have your say


Share what matters to you. Provide your feedback in one of the following ways:

Email: tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au Subject: Coastal Management Program

Mail: General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484.

Use the interactive map to share comments.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This short survey will provide us with valuable feedback as we develop a Coastal Management Program for Tweed coastal areas. Thank you for taking part. 

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Join us for a community conversation to talk about the Tweed Coast and Estuaries Coastal Managment Program (CMP). These conversations will give you an opportunity to ask questions regarding the CMP, learn about coastal management in the Tweed, and discuss survey findings in more detail. Key topics of conversation will include:

    • What is a CMP, how is it made, what does it involve, and where are we up to?
    • Present findings of the survey. Discuss suggested improvements.
    • What changes or hazards have you observed in our coastal areas, and where? 
    • Do you have any specific places of concern re: coastal hazards? 

    Conversations will be held from 6pm to 8pm with light catering provided.

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Page last updated: 12 Mar 2024, 10:15 AM