Funding to fight climate change

THE Coffs Coast will be ready to combat climate change, thanks to more than $120,000 in NSW Government funding.

Both Coffs Harbour City Council and the Nambucca Shire Council will receive a combined $125,000 in funding to help prepare our coastline for climate change.

The Coffs Harbour City Council has been granted $50,000 to help prepare a Coastline Management Study and Plan, along with a further $50,000 for a study to help understand the impacts of climate change and sea level rise all along the coast.

Nambucca Shire Council will receive $25,000 to go toward the preparation of a Coastal Zone Management Plan.

A spokesperson for the Coffs Harbour City Council said they anticipated the Coastline Management Study and Plan to be completed by March next year.

As for the study to help understand the impacts of climate change and sea level rises along the coast, the spokesperson said the funding meant they could move forward on a plannedprogram.

“We were waiting to receive the funding for the study, so now we will work on establishing a program to move forward with.”

Meanwhile, Nambucca Shire Council director of environment and planning, Greg Meyers, said they had applied for extra funding to ensure the completion of their particular Coastal Zone Management Plan.

“We applied for this funding to supplement the finalisation of the plan,” he said.

“We've already begun Stage 1, this funding was to finalise Stage 2 and 3.”



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