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Wollongong City Council

Lake Illawarra CMP Implementation Group

The Lake Illawarra CMP Implementation Group oversees and, where needed, provides advice on the implementation of actions within the Lake Illawarra Coastal Management Program (CMP) PDF, 11709.17 KB.

This group replaces the Lake Illawarra Estuary Management Committee (active from 2016 to 2021), whose main focus was the development of the CMP.

The Lake Illawarra CMP Implementation Group is a platform for relationship-building between councils, the community and other lake managers such as the NSW Government. All group members share a goal to maintain and improve Lake Illawarra’s ecological, social, and economic value, now and into the future.

You can read more about this group in the Terms of Reference PDF, 240.78 KB

The Lake Illawarra CMP Implementation Group is made up of an Executive membership and a Community membership.

The Executive membership

  • Three councillors from Wollongong City Council
  • Three councillors from Shellharbour City Council
  • Senior Council Staff Representatives from the Lake Illawarra CMP Project Management Team and the Asset Management Working Group
  • NSW Government agency representatives:
    • Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE)
      • Environment, Energy and Science
      • Planning and Policy
      • Crown Lands, and
      • National Parks and Wildlife Services (where required).
    • Government Property NSW
    • Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)
    • Transport for NSW
    • South East Local Land Services
    • Sydney Water, and
    • Illawarra Local Aboriginal Lands Council.

The Community membership

  • Two community members from Wollongong Local Government Area
  • Two community members from Shellharbour Local Government Area
  • Two Aboriginal community representatives  (one nominated by the Shellharbour City Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee, and one nominated by the Wollongong City Council Aboriginal Reference Group)
  • One independent scientific advisor.

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Please note, this is a recently formed group, so no historic business papers are available.