Coastal Planning and Engagement

Coastal management and planning is a controversial subject in many areas, with many in the community more concerned about property values than potential future impacts of sea level rise and storm events. 

Local Consulting has been involved in a number of projects in this area, including a facilitated public forum, preparation of an engagement strategy and assisting in the development of planning controls and their associated public exhibition.  On the south coast, Locale staff presided over a public forum that was attended by over 200 people including technical experts and the public, relating to coastal dune vegetation.  The aim of the public forum was to establish a reference group to guide the future management of coastal dune vegetation.  On the north coast, Locale worked with MikeSvikisPlanning to develop coastal control planning controls and their subsequent exhibition.  We established a facilitated drop-in process for affected land owners, seeking to ensure that those most directly impacted would be able to speak one-on-one with those that formulated the controls and therefore understand their context. 

The outcome of these projects often relates to dissemination of information and collaboratively working with affected communities to recognise the science and to discuss options for the future.  

If you have a question about this project, please contact:

Steve Thompson Director Planning and Strategy

Steve Thompson

Director - Planning and Strategy

T   0419 700 401

E   steve@localeconsulting.com.au

our work

Yamba waterways public hearing

Yamba waterways public hearing

Community-led disaster resilience plans

Community-led disaster resilience plans

Warden Head Lighthouse Master Plan

Warden Head Lighthouse Master Plan

Rathmines Park Plan of Management & Master plan

Rathmines Park Plan of Management & Master plan

Wollondilly Rural Lands Strategy and Findings Report

Wollondilly Rural Lands Strategy and Findings Report

Wilton Growth Area Development Control Plan

Wilton Growth Area Development Control Plan

Narooma Sports Precinct and Foreshore Plan of Management and Master Plan

Narooma Sports Precinct and Foreshore Plan of Management and Master Plan

Riversdale Masterplan Development Application

Riversdale Masterplan Development Application

Nymboida Bushfire Recovery – Community Action Plan

Nymboida Bushfire Recovery – Community Action Plan

Cemetery Maintenance Guide

Cemetery Maintenance Guide

Yamba Museum Landscape Concept – Yaegl Inspired Garden

Yamba Museum Landscape Concept – Yaegl Inspired Garden

Facilitation – Coffs Harbour Bushfire Recovery Meeting

Facilitation – Coffs Harbour Bushfire Recovery Meeting

Social Media Training

Social Media Training

Local Strategic Planning Statements

Local Strategic Planning Statements

Casino Drill Hall

Casino Drill Hall

Planning System Training -State Emergency Services

Planning System Training -State Emergency Services

Plantation Point / Barfluer Beach Access Project

Plantation Point / Barfluer Beach Access Project

Commercial Waste Management Workshop

Commercial Waste Management Workshop

Back Creek Boating Improvements Workshop

Back Creek Boating Improvements Workshop

Coffs Coast Lifeguard Strategy

Coffs Coast Lifeguard Strategy

Shoalhaven Economic Development Strategy

Shoalhaven Economic Development Strategy

Lady Denman Museum and Gallery Strategic Business Plan and Masterplan

Lady Denman Museum and Gallery Strategic Business Plan and Masterplan

South Nowra Industrial Estate DCP

South Nowra Industrial Estate DCP

Shoalhaven Heads Village Strategy

Shoalhaven Heads Village Strategy

MidCoast Council Housing Strategy

MidCoast Council Housing Strategy

Dapto Square Concept Design

Dapto Square Concept Design

Byron Shire Council Public Hearing

Byron Shire Council Public Hearing

Charrette – Byron Residential Strategy

Charrette – Byron Residential Strategy

Bill Andriske Oval Master Plan

Bill Andriske Oval Master Plan

Woodburn Riverside Precinct Master Plan

Woodburn Riverside Precinct Master Plan

Worrowing Heights Precinct Plan

Worrowing Heights Precinct Plan

Penrith Cemetery Strategy and Master Plan

Penrith Cemetery Strategy and Master Plan

Motorsports Industry Research – Discussion Paper

Motorsports Industry Research – Discussion Paper

Building Better Regions Fund – Woodburn Riverside Precinct

Building Better Regions Fund – Woodburn Riverside Precinct

NSW ClubGRANTS – Sports Facility

NSW ClubGRANTS – Sports Facility

Dam Use Scoping Studies

Dam Use Scoping Studies

Batemans Bay Streetscape Project

Batemans Bay Streetscape Project

Section 149 Certificate Review

Section 149 Certificate Review

Voluntary Planning Agreements

Voluntary Planning Agreements

Code of Conduct Reviews

Code of Conduct Reviews

Training and Education – Mediation

Training and Education – Mediation

Coastal Planning and Engagement

Coastal Planning and Engagement

Planning Proposals

Planning Proposals

Berry Community Strategic Plan

Berry Community Strategic Plan

Review of Standard Conditions of Consent

Review of Standard Conditions of Consent

Narooma Streetscape

Narooma Streetscape

Kangaroo Valley Showground Plan of Management

Kangaroo Valley Showground Plan of Management

Tourist Park Planning and Development

Tourist Park Planning and Development

Milton DCP and Town Centre Master Plan

Milton DCP and Town Centre Master Plan

Community Use Buildings Review

Community Use Buildings Review

Berry District Park and Recreation Facility Master Plan

Berry District Park and Recreation Facility Master Plan

Waste Management and Planning

Waste Management and Planning

Industry Sector Strategies

Industry Sector Strategies

Cemetery Strategies

Cemetery Strategies

Shoalhaven Heads Village Plan

Shoalhaven Heads Village Plan

Shoalhaven Equestrian Centre of Excellence

Shoalhaven Equestrian Centre of Excellence

National Stronger Regions Fund – Arts Facility

National Stronger Regions Fund – Arts Facility

Workplace dispute

Workplace dispute

National Stronger Regions Fund – Motorsports Complex

National Stronger Regions Fund – Motorsports Complex

Coastal Hazard Planning Consultation Initiative

Coastal Hazard Planning Consultation Initiative

Probity Review

Probity Review

Integrated Planning & Reporting Document Hierarchy

Integrated Planning & Reporting Document Hierarchy