Illaroo Road Revetment Wall - Community Values Survey

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Based on coastal hazard studies along Illaroo Road between 2008 - 2012, it was confirmed that the coastline at Lake Cathie was retreating.

We have been working to find a solution to potential coastal erosion issues in Lake Cathie for a number of years. Consequently, in 2012-13 Council considered a number of potential management solutions including the revetment wall. Ultimately, at the November 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to proceed with a concept design for a rock revetment wall with beach nourishment.

This preferred solution was then presented to the NSW Government, who requested a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) be prepared to analyse the viability of the project and a Funding Model to outline the distribution of costs to direct and indirect beneficiaries. These reports were shared with the community in February 2021.

What we heard

The community’s feedback regarding the Cost Benefit Analysis and Funding Model Reports was that the findings are unacceptable to the community. We also heard that whilst a revetment wall may address coastal erosion, the revetment wall design and the process may be in conflict with community values. 

In order to move this project forward, we want to work with the community to find an acceptable solution.

Our plan is to adopt a co-designed community driven decision.

We are now inviting you to assist us in building an understanding of the Lake Cathie residents’ values in the Illaroo Road coastal hazard management space.

To provide your feedback take our short survey below. These values were identified during recent community feedback.

How to give your feedback

  • Online - take the survey below
  • Send an email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au; or
  • Post your response to
    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444.

Your feedback should be received no later than Thursday 30 September 202.

Based on coastal hazard studies along Illaroo Road between 2008 - 2012, it was confirmed that the coastline at Lake Cathie was retreating.

We have been working to find a solution to potential coastal erosion issues in Lake Cathie for a number of years. Consequently, in 2012-13 Council considered a number of potential management solutions including the revetment wall. Ultimately, at the November 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to proceed with a concept design for a rock revetment wall with beach nourishment.

This preferred solution was then presented to the NSW Government, who requested a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) be prepared to analyse the viability of the project and a Funding Model to outline the distribution of costs to direct and indirect beneficiaries. These reports were shared with the community in February 2021.

What we heard

The community’s feedback regarding the Cost Benefit Analysis and Funding Model Reports was that the findings are unacceptable to the community. We also heard that whilst a revetment wall may address coastal erosion, the revetment wall design and the process may be in conflict with community values. 

In order to move this project forward, we want to work with the community to find an acceptable solution.

Our plan is to adopt a co-designed community driven decision.

We are now inviting you to assist us in building an understanding of the Lake Cathie residents’ values in the Illaroo Road coastal hazard management space.

To provide your feedback take our short survey below. These values were identified during recent community feedback.

How to give your feedback

  • Online - take the survey below
  • Send an email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au; or
  • Post your response to
    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444.

Your feedback should be received no later than Thursday 30 September 202.

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