Do beach-front landowners have the right to defend their homes from the ocean and do governments have a duty to help them? Legal disputes over ownership of land gradually surrendered to the sea date back to 14th-century England.
Last year the NSW Parliament changed legislation to make it easier for owners to defend their properties. However, the Supreme Court may soon be asked to clarify this long debated question for all NSW coastal townships including Wooli, as reported in this article in the Sydney Morning Herald.
CCPA Steering Committee members are in regular consultation with other hotspot community leaders to stay on top of this issue and consider responses should that be necessary.