Council adopts plan for McEwens Beach

Published: 11 Dec 2019

Council has incorporated feedback received from the community in developing the final version of the McEwens Beach Local Coastal Plan (LCP).

About 20-30 people attended a community catch-up to discuss the draft plan in September and all the comments made were captured and considered.

Feedback received through online and hardcopy surveys was also included in the revisions.

Cr Karen May said council had taken residents’ ideas on board and amended the plan accordingly.

“The changes range from upgrades to beach accesses and extending management zones to investigating the feasibility of additional recreational assets such as a playground and barbecue facilities, among other things,” she said.

“We are also looking into providing training to locals through the Coastcare program so they can help collect data on beach profiles and assist with restoration activities.

“The plan for McEwens Beach aims to protect coastal ecosystems into the future, and where opportunities exist, restore the area to enhance biodiversity, whilst allowing for appropriate recreational access and use.

“It is part of a strategic and coordinated approach to managing the region’s coastlines which includes more than 20 local coastal plans that have already been adopted by council.”

The final LCP for McEwens Beach was adopted at today’s council meeting and residents can view the updated document here.