COMMUNITY REP REPORT DEC. 16 2022
CENTRAL COASTLAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The formal council minutes of this meeting will appear on the Council Agenda & Minutes website
The Committee met for an hour on Dec.15. The main items of Agenda business:
- Ratification of Minutes of May 4 2022 (There have been only the 2 meetings this year as last year)
- Procedural re-establishment of the Council Committee to September 2022 and Paul Ell as Chair
- REPORT AS PROJECT UPDATE-OPEN COAST & JERVIS BAY CMPs
- Additionally my enquiry regarding Sustainable Tourism concept was raised – again.
JB & OPEN COAST REPORT –Items of Interest
- Stage 2 Planning May 2022 Risks & Hazards complete
- Stage 3 Planning Dec 2022 Prioritize and Rank Actions
- Near completion for early 2023; this stage manages, evaluates and prioritizes ACTIONS
- Stage 4 Planning > Mid-2023 Prioritize & Rank, fully costed ACTIONS; Plan goes to public exhibition and to Committee after Stage 4 complete.
One criteria applied to Actions is that they will be “Acceptable” and “Equitable”. That could be challenging!
- Community Engagement as per Portal
- 540 individual responses (this was characterised as a big number)
- Most respondents were local residents (384) with Property owners living outside LGA next (109)
- Total responses in feedback 1306
- 187 responses in the ‘Suggest’ portal
- The demographic of respondents showed that 50 yrs of age & > dominated and there was a very limited
- response from 18-34 yrs which was the lowest of any age group.
- HOTSPOTS in responses: Culburra 19%, Vincentia 13%, Callala Beach 7%, Callala Bay 6%,Mollymook 4%
- and Bawley Point 7%. (Huskisson ?)
- Of the 137 Actions identified in the portal, 112 are considered Positive / Approving.
- Stakeholder engagement with:
- Aboriginal community reps. as Land Councils and Cultural leaders (Jerrinja and Ulladulla).
- State agencies: DPE-Environment & Heritage, Crown Lands, DPI-Fisheries, JB Marine Park, NPWS.
Noted in General Business that meeting commitment to a report on Sustainable Tourism had not yet been met. The Manager of Environmental Services, Michael Roberts, responded to indicate that the matter was being considered and addressed. As one measure the notion of a “Tourism Pledge” to planning will be involved. New term for me and probably you as well!