Estuary Coastal Management Programs

Council is preparing new management plans for the Macleay River, Killick Creek and Korogoro Creek

Kempsey Shire Council is reviewing and updating the Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plans for the Macleay River, Killick Creek and Korogoro Creek.

Coastal Management Programs will replace the existing plans and will be a guide for councils to preserve and improve the habitats, recreational amenity and resilience of estuaries into the future.

Council, with financial and technical support from the Office of Environment and Heritage, has engaged Coastal Management Consultants BMT to undertake stage 1 scoping studies of these estuaries.

The studies, which are currently being undertaken and should be completed by late 2018, require evaluating current management measures to consider either new or alternate measures for improvement.

As a component of the scoping studies, council wants the community to provide input through three online surveys to identify the community’s needs and management priorities for these estuaries.

Public feedback will help council develop new coastal management programs for these estuaries while ensuring that the programs are prepared in line with public expectations.

To participate in one or all three of the surveys, click on the below links:


Council is preparing new management plans for the Macleay River, Killick Creek and Korogoro Creek

Kempsey Shire Council is reviewing and updating the Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plans for the Macleay River, Killick Creek and Korogoro Creek.

Coastal Management Programs will replace the existing plans and will be a guide for councils to preserve and improve the habitats, recreational amenity and resilience of estuaries into the future.

Council, with financial and technical support from the Office of Environment and Heritage, has engaged Coastal Management Consultants BMT to undertake stage 1 scoping studies of these estuaries.

The studies, which are currently being undertaken and should be completed by late 2018, require evaluating current management measures to consider either new or alternate measures for improvement.

As a component of the scoping studies, council wants the community to provide input through three online surveys to identify the community’s needs and management priorities for these estuaries.

Public feedback will help council develop new coastal management programs for these estuaries while ensuring that the programs are prepared in line with public expectations.

To participate in one or all three of the surveys, click on the below links:


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thankyou for your feedback.

    Macleay River Survey

    Council are seeking input from residents about how you use and enjoy the Macleay River. We are interested in your views about any issues or problems happening in or around the Macleay River, and the special places and natural areas you value and wish to see looked after.

    The information collected will help inform the development of a Coastal Management Program for the Macleay River.

    Council are seeking input from residents about how you use and enjoy the Macleay River. We are interested in your views about any issues or problems happening in or around the Macleay River, and the special places and natural areas you value and wish to see looked after.

    The information collected will help inform the development of a Coastal Management Program for the Macleay River.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thankyou for your feedback.

    Killick Creek Survey

    Council are seeking your input about how you use and enjoy Killick Creek. We are interested in your views about any issues or problems happening in or around Killick Creek, and the special places and natural areas you value and wish to see looked after.

    The information collected will help inform the development of a Coastal Management Program for Killick Creek.

    Council are seeking your input about how you use and enjoy Killick Creek. We are interested in your views about any issues or problems happening in or around Killick Creek, and the special places and natural areas you value and wish to see looked after.

    The information collected will help inform the development of a Coastal Management Program for Killick Creek.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thankyou for your feedback.

    Korogoro Creek Survey

    Council are seeking your input about how you use and enjoy Korogoro Creek. We are interested in your views about any issues or problems happening in or around Korogoro Creek, and the special places and natural areas you value and wish to see looked after.

    The information collected will help inform the development of a Coastal Management Program for Korogoro Creek.

    Council are seeking your input about how you use and enjoy Korogoro Creek. We are interested in your views about any issues or problems happening in or around Korogoro Creek, and the special places and natural areas you value and wish to see looked after.

    The information collected will help inform the development of a Coastal Management Program for Korogoro Creek.

    Take Survey