New management plan for Tuross and Coila lakes

New management plan for Tuross and Coila lakes The Tuross and Coila Lakes Estuary Management Plan drop-in information session will be held on Wednesday 23 November from 4pm to 6pm at Kyla Park Community Hall.

Eurobodalla residents are being invited to get involved in the development of a new management plan for Tuross and Coila lakes.

The original 2005 plan is being reviewed and updated by Eurobodalla Shire Council and consultants, Hydrosphere.

An information session later this month will be followed the next day by a field trip around the lakes, allowing interested people to discuss any issues onsite with the project team.

Mayor Liz Innes says community interest remains high in the ongoing management of the lakes and the consultants need residents’ feedback to make sure the plan’s priorities are well balanced.

“The plan will be used to guide the future management of the estuary and will also address environmental management, access, weed management and shoreline erosion,” said Clr Innes.

“The lakes are an important place of natural beauty and provide our community with a mix of seaside and village lifestyles and access to important commercial and recreational activities.

“The team from Hydrosphere Consulting has an open mind about the plan and is genuinely encouraging suggestions from the members of our community.

“Their job is to provide Council with a well thought out plan that is realistic, affordable and within Council’s and the community’s reach to deliver.”

The information session is a drop-in format and has been timed from 4pm to 6pm to cater for people on their way home from work.

Residents will also be able to provide a written submission later when the draft plan is placed on public exhibition. Council has written to property owners and business operators within the plan catchment inviting them to the drop in session and field trip.

The Tuross and Coila Lakes Estuary Management Plan drop-in information session will be held on Wednesday 23 November from 4pm to 6pm at Kyla Park Community Hall. Those interested in the field trip can meet at the community hall on Thursday 24 November at 11am with their own vehicle.

Council’s website will track the progress of the plan Media Release Editors Note: Three key issues have been identified by John Tilbrook of the Tuross Head Progress Assoc First. The rectification of hard standing at the Coila Lake boat launching pad opposite Kyla Park Hall that have been badly torn up by many commercial fisher 4 WD vehicles that use that location dto launch. Second. Progress of the plan to construct the proposed new boat launching ramp & facilities and parking bay. The existing boat ramp in Nelson Parade is plagued by seasonal siltation due to moving sand which returns after dredging operations. This project is understood to be costed at around $2m and therefore would require grants from the NSW & Federal Governments. The project would benefit local water users and also secure our recreational fishing tourism. Third. A set policy for clearance of storm debris from the Main Beach at Tuross Head in a timely manner when such beach contamination is in swimming season, and immediately when it is during the period that the Beach is subject to beach surf lifesaving patrols. If you have any other comments then be sure to make a submission or come along to a THPA meeting (first Thursday of the month - Kyla Hall, 2pm)

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