Have your say on the future of Newcastle’s coastline
Newcastle's coastline is precious to locals and visitors alike, and through a new survey, City of Newcastle is looking to explore what the community loves about our beaches and what people do while they are there.
The survey, which is open today, will help with the development of the City’s coastal management programs which will shape future plans to enhance our coast.
“Newcastle is fortunate to boast some of the best beaches in the world and a spectacular coastline that provides countless benefits to both our local economy and our way of life,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.
The survey will collect a range of information including what beaches people visit and how frequently, what they do while they are there and why they choose the beaches they do. It will also investigate how people get to the beach and how much money they spend during their trips.
“The responses from this survey will help us develop plans and projects to enhance our coast for future generations, like our coastal management programs, that include long-term actions to help ensure we can manage these important areas.”
Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen encouraged people to take part in the survey to have their say on how the City uses some of its most precious assets.
“Feedback from the community is very important to allow the City to understand how we value and use our beaches. We don’t only want to hear from the city’s beach lovers. It is open to everyone and the more feedback we get, the better informed our decisions will be moving forward.
“The insight provided by the survey will also ensure our coastal management programs satisfy requirements legislated by the Coastal Management Act 2016.”
The survey will be open for feedback from Monday 22 February to Friday 5 March. To share your thoughts, click here.