Development of a Coastal Management Strategy

We are developing a Coastal Management Strategy, which will help inform the our Long Term Plan 2018-2028, other planning and strategic documents, and steer our Council in the way we advocate on your behalf to agencies like Waikato Regional Council and central government, for funds and support on coastal management practices into the future. Public consultation is now closed.

When it comes to how we manage and protect our coast there’s historically been an “ad hoc” approach in different areas, and not an overarching strategy for the entire district.

That’s why we are developing a Coastal Management Strategy, which will also help us advocate on your behalf when we’re dealing with other agencies (including regional council and central government) on policy and funding of coastal management practices into the future.

The Draft Coastal Management Strategy covers 5 themes:

1. Natural environment/amenity. 

2. Coastal hazards, physical processes and community resilience.

3. Maori values.

4. Recreation, open spaces and access.

5. Community assets and infrastructure.

Please see the engagement document and supporting documents on the right of the page!

How can you provide feedback:

We're hosting community engagement meetings:

  • 10 October 2017 - 10am-1pm Matarangi Fire Station
  • 10 October 2017 - 3pm - 6pm Coromandel Citizens Hall
  • 11 October 2017 - 10am-1pm Te Puru Hall
  • 12 October 2017 - 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pmThames Civic Centre
  • 13 October 2017- 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm Whitianga Town Hall
  • 17 October 2017 - 10am-1pm Whangamata Town Hall
  • 18 October 2017 -10am-1pm Tairua Hall
  • 18 October 2017 - 3pm - 6pm Hahei Fire Station

We welcome your thoughts on what should be included in our Strategy. Feedback is being taken from 2 October - 18 November 2017. If you wish to provide us with written feedback please click on the "Have your say" link to the right to be taken to our consultation portal.

Useful Links

Coastal Fact Sheets