Community Notice: Lake Illawarra jetties consultation

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands, is seeking community feedback on priority upgrades to a number of public jetties in Lake Illawarra.

The NSW Government has allocated $1.3 million from its COVID-19 stimulus program to support repairs and upgrade work on Lake IIlawarra jetties so they can be used by the community.

The stimulus funding will see $390,000 allocated this financial year and $910,000 next financial year which will be targeted at priority jetty repairs and upgrades.

The community feedback will help determine priority jetty upgrades and identify if all jetty structures are still required by the community.

This information will help confirm the preferred option for a program of jetty repair works. These works are expected to commence in mid-2021.

Have your say

The Department consulted with the community in two stages:

Stage One: Online Survey

An online survey was conducted to provide feedback to ask several questions and provided an opportunity for further comments.

The survey closed at midnight, January 30, 2021.

Stage Two: Face-to-face consultation

Consultation via community drop-in sessions were held to provide an opportunity for the community to talk to experts, learn more about the jetty upgrades and discuss their concerns.

  • Session 1 was held on Thursday 28th January 2021 between 4pm-6pm at the Kurrajong Hall 2, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Hwy Dapto.
  • Session 2 was held on Saturday 30th January 2021, between 10am-12pm at the Port Kembla Senior Citizens Hall, Cnr Allan Street and Wentworth Lane Port Kembla.

Next Steps

All community feedback is valued by the Department. Your feedback will be considered in deciding the future repair works of Lake Illawarra jetties.

The program of jetty repair works will be announced following the consolidation of feedback received from the online survey and face-to-face consultation.