Management plan to protect Arrawarra Creek on workshop agenda
ARRAWARRA residents are invited to a workshop regarding the development of a draft plan to enhance and protect Arrawarra Creek on Thursday.
The workshop will be held at Darlington Beach Holiday Park from 3.30pm and will assess the initial development of the draft Arrawarra Creek Coastal Zone Management Plan.
Issues set to be discussed at the workshop include creek bank erosion, creating walkway networks along the creek foreshores, addressing pollution from rural and urban properties and nurturing vegetation along the creek banks.
Coffs Harbour City Council is interested to obtain feedback from residents about highly valued areas of the creek that may need improved management as well as ideas for future use and conservation.
The council is developing the plan in association with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and consultants BMT WBM have been engaged to prepare the plan.
Development of the plan will take about 18 months and will involve community consultation, assessing existing data, identifying information gaps and technical studies to understand the estuary health of Arrawarra Creek.
The final plan will form the basis of applications for grant funds to put the strategies into action.