CCPA-Wooli is an alliance committed to changing attitudes of all levels of government to coastal environments and communities threatened by erosion and degradation of beach environments.
We believe that decisions on the future of our communties must recognise social, economic and environmental consequences and that they must be based on extensive, open-minded and ongoing community consultation and diligent, best-practice research and planning.
To achieve these changes CCPA has established its key objectives as follows:
(a) To promote knowledge and understanding of the coastal erosion processes that threaten the environmental, social and economic value of the NSW coastline particularly those areas designated as erosion hotspots by the NSW government:
(b) To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among communities and local/state governments involved in the research of coastal erosion;
(c) To contribute to state and local debates on coastal erosion issues so as to foster rational, open decision-making in order to achieve sustainable use of coastal resources and responsible stewardship of coastal assets;
(d) To improve community and government understanding of the value of NSW coastal areas threatened by coastal erosion and to research new means of financing improvements in their sustainable protection;
(e) To facilitate increased knowledge and skills of people working and studying in coastal erosion research particularly by building and sharing a unique database of information gathered from NSW coastal erosion hotspots;
(f) To serve as a link between NSW hotspot communities, local governments, state government departments and politicians and academia with interests in coastal erosion research;
(g) To support national, state and local coastal erosion conferences;
(h) To do all things necessary for and incidental to the advancement of these objectives;
(i) To establish and maintain a public fund to be called the NSW Coastal Erosion Research Fund for the specific purpose of supporting the environmental objects of the Association