The Emergency Action Sub-plan (EAS) for Wooli beach is a part of the Coastal Zone Management Plan produced by Clarence Valley Council (CVC).
The EAS specifies the objectives, actions and responsibilities of Council, property owners and others in managing natural emergencies threatening Wooli beach. More specifically the EAS provides details about
- what CVC will and won’t be responsible for before, during and after an emergency. Importantly they will protect lives and public property but not private property and
- what property owners may or may not do to protect their properties from such threats under NSW State government legislation.
The current draft EAS has been on public display during November and December 2011 and is expected to come before a CVC meeting early in 2012 for consideration before being submitted to the Minister for the Environment for approval.
CCPA Steering Committee and Members have reviewed the draft EAS and submitted CCPA’s response to CVC. Individual members may have also submitted their own responses.
In future, once the research into Wooli beach processes is complete and a long term solution is in place defending the beach, the EAS will be subject to review to reflect those new circumstances.