Report now online for Old Bar coastal protection structure

GREATER Taree City Council will, at its meeting this evening, consider a report regarding the recent project to prepare preliminary designs for a coastal protection structure at Old Bar.

Council and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage formed a partnership to engage Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV) in September 2013. RHDHV has independently and objectively assessed all available options and recommends staged construction of a rock revetment structure as having the best chance of surviving the conditions at Old Bar for a design life of 50 years.

The council business paper being considered tonight includes recommendations that the design by RHDHV be incorporated in the coastal zone management framework and that subject to that, further community consultation will be undertaken in regard to all of the options contained in the draft coastal zone management plan in order that consideration can be given to a preferred option.

The council business paper and the attached report from RHDHV is now available at www.taree.cc/agendas

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