Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead is pleased to announce the NSW Government has granted $108,150 to MidCoast Council to help deliver a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Manning River’s estuary.

Stephen Bromhead said the grant will help council to better manage the estuary, which has a large catchment area of around 8,420 square kilometres leading into it.

“Congratulations to MidCoast Council on successfully acquiring this NSW Government funding to complete its CMP for Manning River estuary,” Mr Bromhead said.

“This funding – which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the council – will go towards completing Council’s CMP.

“The CMP will be used to manage and protect the health of the Manning River Estuary and associated impacts from the catchment of the Manning River in the Mid-Coast Region of NSW,” Mr Bromhead said.

“As part of this process, the community will be consulted to ensure the CMP reflects local knowledge, uses and values for the area.”

Grant outcomes for the Manning River estuary include:

  • a finalised Coastal Management Program (CMP)
  • a long-term strategy for coordinated management of the estuary
  • community input to ensure the CMP reflects local knowledge, use and values of the area.

The funds were awarded through the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grants program, which provides technical and financial support to local government to help manage coastal zones.

There are currently five funding streams under the Coastal and Estuary Grants Program. One stream is for planning and studies, while the other four are for implementing works identified in certified coastal or estuary management plans.

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