Community Notice: Lake Illawarra jetties consultation commences

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 Department is now seeking community input to help determine priority jetty upgrades and identify if all jetty structures are still required by the community.

The information provided by the community 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 will consult with the community in two stages.

Stage One: Online Survey

To provide feedback, please take a short survey. You will be asked several questions and can provide comments.

The survey closes at midnight, January 30, 2021.

Stage Two: Face-to-face consultation

This consultation will take the form of community drop-in sessions.

These meetings provide an opportunity for the community to talk to experts, learn more about the jetty upgrades and discuss their concerns.

Session 1

4pm-6pm, Thursday 28th January 2021

Kurrajong Hall 2, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre

93-109 Princes Hwy Dapto

Session 2

10am-12pm, Saturday 30th January 2021

Port Kembla Senior Citizens Hall

Cnr Allan Street and Wentworth Lane Port Kembla

Please register your interest. All attendees will be required to complete COVID-19 sign in and wear masks as a condition of entry.

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.