Coastal Hazard Planning Consultation Initiative

Coastal hazard planning is complex and often a contentious community issue. Shoalhaven’s Coastal Planning team wanted to develop a strategy to engage with the community on the issue.

Locale Consulting assisted Council to provide a structured community engagement process to enable a funding submission to be made to the State Government’s Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) for project funding.  Locale developed an initial costed engagement program to form the basis of the application, utilising our knowledge of the challenges faced in regional engagement and in reaching out to those that do not wish to engage with the issue.

The project application was successful and the funding announcement made in late 2014.  The project is being undertaken by Council using a range of engagement techniques.

If you have a question about this project or need assistance in engaging with your community about a contentious issue, please contact:

Steve Thompson

Director – Planning and Strategy

T     0419 700 401