Have your say on the future of Sarina Beach

Published: 21 Jul 2022

Residents are being invited to help shape the future of Sarina Beach!

Council is seeking feedback on the draft Local Coastal Plan (LCP) for Sarina Beach, which has been developed in partnership with Reef Catchments.

This plan builds on the priorities and actions identified in the Sarina Beach Management Guidelines for Coastal Zones developed by Sarina Shire Council in 2006.

The revised LCP describes the environmental and social values of the Sarina Beach coastal unit. It recognises potential threats, management issues and opportunities that will support better recreational use of the beachfront.

The LCP contains recommended actions aimed at protecting the coastline so its significance and beauty can continue to be enjoyed into the future.

Residents are encouraged to learn more about the plan and provide their feedback at one of three community drop-in sessions including:

  • Session 1: Sunday, July 24, 9am to 11am at Sarina Beach Surf Club, Sarina.
  • Session 2: Tuesday, July 26, 4pm to 5pm at Owen Jenkins Park, Sarina.
  • Session 3: Saturday and Sunday, July 30 to 31, at Sarina Show, Sarina.

Council’s project team will joined by staff from the Mackay Natural Environment Centre (MNEC) at the first session on Sunday, July 24.

The MNEC team will be running their Free Native Plant Program, so bring your rates along to collect your four free native plants. If you would like to request a specific plant, email nursery@mackay.qld.gov.au by 9am on Friday, July 22. Visit mackay.qld.gov.au/nursery to view what plants are available.

Alternatively, you can view the LCP and have your say online by visiting the Connecting Mackay website.

Consultation closes on Sunday, August 7, at 11.59pm.