Bate Bay Coastal Management Program

The CMP will set the long-term direction for the sustainable management of Bate Bay and its coastline

Works start date: Dec 2019

Works end date: Dec 2021

Works location: Bass & Flinders Point at Cronulla to Boat Harbour at Kurnell View on map

Reason for works

The Bate Bay coastline is one of the Sutherland Shire’s most important natural assets and is of significant social, environmental and economic value. 

Extending from Bass & Flinders Point at Cronulla to Boat Harbour at Kurnell, the coastline encompasses coastal dunes, iconic surfing beaches and the well-patronised Esplanade pedestrian path.

In accordance with the NSW Government’s coastal management framework, Council is preparing the CMP to ensure the Bate Bay coastline is ecologically healthy, resilient, attractive and accessible for the benefit of coastal property owners, the wider Shire community and visitors.

Scope of works

The CMP is being prepared in a staged approach:

  • Stage 1 - outlining the scope of the CMP, was completed in late 2018.
  • Stage 2 - involves a detailed assessment of the coastal risk, vulnerabilities and opportunities within the study area.
  • Stage 3 - will identify and evaluate cost-effective management actions.
  • Stage 4 - involves the preparation of a CMP report outlining an agreed program of actions, suitable for adoption and implementation by Council, NSW Government and others.

Project schedule

Stage 2 - December 2019 to October 2020 - currently in progress.

Stage 3 - is expected to be completed by early 2021.

Stage 4 - will be completed in the latter half of 2021.

Public impacts during construction



The project is jointly funded by Council and the NSW Government through the NSW Coastal & Estuary Grants Program.

Community Engagement

Community and stakeholder input in vital to the success of the CMP.  Council will be inviting local residents, community groups, businesses and other stakeholders to have their say about the Bate Bay coastline at each stage of the CMP project.

For more information about the CMP and the latest community engagement activities go to Join the Conversation

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