Coastal Management Program

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Port Stephens is home to the Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park, which is twice the size of Sydney Harbour, as well as the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the southern hemisphere.


PSC Coastal Management Program

The coast is one of our greatest assets. It is a dynamic and diverse landscape with unique coastal values and resources that are vital to our way of life.

Our community values the coast for its environmental, social and economic benefits. But there are also many threats which have the potential to impact how out community enjoys the coast both now and in the future.


Community update September 2020

Like all coastal Council’s in NSW, Port Stephens Council is required to complete a Coastal Management Program (CMP) in line with the Coastal Management Act 2016.

The CMP will provide a framework for managing coastal risks now and into the future so that we can all continue to enjoy the benefits of the coast for years to come.

Over the past 2 years we have been working behind the scenes on some foundational work and also talking with you on how you use and value the coast.

Swimming and Enjoying Nature were the top 2 responses for how we want to use the Coast.

Together we value the Natural Beauty and Marine Life of our Coastal Zone.

(These findings based at drop in events at Hinton and Anna Bay as well as online on our dedicated project page).

Shortly we will move into Stage 2 of the project and will engage with the broader community on the risks and vulnerabilities of the Port Stephens Coast.


For more information on the CMP download the Port Stephens Council CMP Key Points Document.

Contact: Environmental Officer, Strategy and Environment.

Email: council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au Phone: 02 49880255

Port Stephens is home to the Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park, which is twice the size of Sydney Harbour, as well as the largest moving coastal sand dunes in the southern hemisphere.


PSC Coastal Management Program

The coast is one of our greatest assets. It is a dynamic and diverse landscape with unique coastal values and resources that are vital to our way of life.

Our community values the coast for its environmental, social and economic benefits. But there are also many threats which have the potential to impact how out community enjoys the coast both now and in the future.


Community update September 2020

Like all coastal Council’s in NSW, Port Stephens Council is required to complete a Coastal Management Program (CMP) in line with the Coastal Management Act 2016.

The CMP will provide a framework for managing coastal risks now and into the future so that we can all continue to enjoy the benefits of the coast for years to come.

Over the past 2 years we have been working behind the scenes on some foundational work and also talking with you on how you use and value the coast.

Swimming and Enjoying Nature were the top 2 responses for how we want to use the Coast.

Together we value the Natural Beauty and Marine Life of our Coastal Zone.

(These findings based at drop in events at Hinton and Anna Bay as well as online on our dedicated project page).

Shortly we will move into Stage 2 of the project and will engage with the broader community on the risks and vulnerabilities of the Port Stephens Coast.


For more information on the CMP download the Port Stephens Council CMP Key Points Document.

Contact: Environmental Officer, Strategy and Environment.

Email: council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au Phone: 02 49880255