While you may love the beach and all that goes with it, you may not be aware of the hard work, planning and investment happening behind the scenes to keep it in such top shape now and into the future.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said Sunshine Coast Council was pleased to launch the Coastal Management Overview, providing residents with an understanding of our natural and built coastal assets and how these are managed. "Our impressive beaches are fundamental to our Sunshine Coast lifestyle, economy and coastal ecosystems. This council recognises that and invests accordingly to ensure these natural assets are well maintained, healthy and enjoyable," Mayor Jamieson said.
"Our vision is for the Sunshine Coast to be 'Australia's most sustainable region'. Achieving a sustainable coastal environment is a balancing act. "We need to manage challenges such as climate change, a growing population and dynamic coastal systems while providing healthy, enjoyable beaches, protecting biodiversity and protecting infrastructure.
"Council is responsible for the management of the Sunshine Coast's tidal foreshores, beaches, dunes and coastal parks and has a comprehensive coastal management framework equipped to address and adapt to existing and future challenges. "We are very appreciative of the great community support network that helps us with the many challenges associated with our coastal foreshores." Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the informative Coastal Management Overview documented council's commitment to sustaining and protecting the region's coastline.
"Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about what makes the region's 130km coastline tick and the range of proactive activities council undertakes to ensure the impressive combination of natural beaches, dune and tidal ecosystems, coastal parks and coastal infrastructure are protected, healthy and enjoyed," Cr McKay said.
Copies of the new Coastal Management Overview are available at council's customer contact centres or downloadable online at www.sunshinecoast.gov.au.