Tweed Shire Council will receive $118,000 from the NSW state government for ongoing coastal management projects.
They include an update of the Tweed Coast Coastal Hazard Study, review of Coastal Zone Management Plan for Kingscliff and environmental assessment of Tweed River sand extraction for nourishment of Kingscliff Beach.
‘These NSW government grants are particularly important for the Tweed, which has serious beach-erosion challenges,’ Tweed MP Geoff Provest said.
‘The funds will help Tweed Shire Council make decisions about managing our coasts and reducing the impacts of coastal hazards, particularly beach erosion.’
Council will need to match the grant on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
In announcing funding for a total of 57 NSW projects, environment minister Robin Parker described the NSW coast as ‘one of the state’s most important natural assets’.
‘The scenic beauty of NSW beaches, dunes and headlands is recognised across Australia and around the world but they are under increasing pressure as populations grow and the risk of coastal erosion increases,’ she said.