The Lake Illawarra Estuary Management Committee has been established to provide advice and support to Wollongong City and Shellharbour City Councils on the preparation and implementation of a strategic coastal zone management plan for Lake Illawarra. The Committee comprises people interested in the sustainable management of the health of Lake Illawarra.
The responsibilities and functions of the Lake Illawarra Estuary Management Committee are to assist Wollongong City and Shellharbour City Councils to develop a Coastal Zone Management Plan for Lake Illawarra in accordance with the NSW Government guidelines; develop a better understanding of estuary health and identify issues which need to be addressed; assist in developing suitable strategies to address estuary and coastal zone management issues; monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Coastal Zone Management Plan; and provide advice on planning proposals and major capital works proposed to take place in the Lake Illawarra catchment.
The Wollongong City Council Local Government Area Community Representatives are happy to hear from members of the public. Their contact details are: