Bate Bay Coastal Management Program - 2020/21

The importance of Bate Bay

The Bate Bay foreshore is one of Sutherland Shire’s most important natural assets and is of significant social, environmental and economic value. Extending from Bass and Flinders Point at Cronulla to Boat Harbour at Kurnell, the foreshore encompasses the Shire’s iconic surfing beaches, vegetated coastal dunes and the popular Esplanade pedestrian path.


Overview of the project


Sutherland Shire Council is preparing a coastal management program (CMP) for Bate Bay and its foreshore. The CMP will provide a set of prioritised, coordinated and cost-effective actions that, when progressively implemented, will help ensure the Bate Bay foreshore is ecologically healthy, resilient, attractive and accessible.

This project will build on the positive work undertaken over many decades but take greater account of the complexity of this dynamic stretch of coastline. The project is being undertaken in accordance with the NSW Government’s coastal management framework with support from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, and the Sydney Coastal Councils Group.

A copy of the current Bate Bay Coastline Management Plan (2003) is available to view in the Documents section.


Have your say


Input from the local community and groups that value and use the foreshore is essential for the success of the CMP. Council will be seeking this input through a three stage engagement process.


As part of Stage 1 Council is seeking to understand the community’s values, issues and aspirations for the Bate Bay foreshore. The findings from Stage 1 will help in drafting a vision statement for the foreshore and inform further stages of consultation.


Please visit our interactive map below and use the marker pins provided to make a comment about your:


  1. Values: What do you value, like or enjoy about Bate Bay and its foreshore?
  2. Issues: What issues, problems or concerns do you have with Bate Bay and its foreshore?
  3. Aspirations: What would you like to see or experience along the Bate Bay foreshore?

Council will use your input to inform the development of a draft vision statement and possible options for coastal management that you will be invited to review and comment on.

If you have any questions, you can enter it below in the 'Ask a Question' tab or contact Council on 02 9710 0333.


The importance of Bate Bay

The Bate Bay foreshore is one of Sutherland Shire’s most important natural assets and is of significant social, environmental and economic value. Extending from Bass and Flinders Point at Cronulla to Boat Harbour at Kurnell, the foreshore encompasses the Shire’s iconic surfing beaches, vegetated coastal dunes and the popular Esplanade pedestrian path.


Overview of the project


Sutherland Shire Council is preparing a coastal management program (CMP) for Bate Bay and its foreshore. The CMP will provide a set of prioritised, coordinated and cost-effective actions that, when progressively implemented, will help ensure the Bate Bay foreshore is ecologically healthy, resilient, attractive and accessible.

This project will build on the positive work undertaken over many decades but take greater account of the complexity of this dynamic stretch of coastline. The project is being undertaken in accordance with the NSW Government’s coastal management framework with support from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, and the Sydney Coastal Councils Group.

A copy of the current Bate Bay Coastline Management Plan (2003) is available to view in the Documents section.


Have your say


Input from the local community and groups that value and use the foreshore is essential for the success of the CMP. Council will be seeking this input through a three stage engagement process.


As part of Stage 1 Council is seeking to understand the community’s values, issues and aspirations for the Bate Bay foreshore. The findings from Stage 1 will help in drafting a vision statement for the foreshore and inform further stages of consultation.


Please visit our interactive map below and use the marker pins provided to make a comment about your:


  1. Values: What do you value, like or enjoy about Bate Bay and its foreshore?
  2. Issues: What issues, problems or concerns do you have with Bate Bay and its foreshore?
  3. Aspirations: What would you like to see or experience along the Bate Bay foreshore?

Council will use your input to inform the development of a draft vision statement and possible options for coastal management that you will be invited to review and comment on.

If you have any questions, you can enter it below in the 'Ask a Question' tab or contact Council on 02 9710 0333.


Bate Bay Coastal Management Program

27 days

How to make a comment

  1. Select Add Pin / Marker and drag and drop a pin on a location within the Bate Bay coastal zone where you would like to make a comment.
  2. Enter your comment and answer a few survey questions.
  3. Add another pin if you have an additional comment in a different category. You may add as many pins as you like. You may skip the survey questions if you wish.

You will be asked to sign in, as you need to be registered with Join the Conversation to make a comment. This ensures integrity of the information...

How to make a comment

  1. Select Add Pin / Marker and drag and drop a pin on a location within the Bate Bay coastal zone where you would like to make a comment.
  2. Enter your comment and answer a few survey questions.
  3. Add another pin if you have an additional comment in a different category. You may add as many pins as you like. You may skip the survey questions if you wish.

You will be asked to sign in, as you need to be registered with Join the Conversation to make a comment. This ensures integrity of the information being collected and only takes a few minutes to register. Please note that your comments, survey responses and screen name can by viewed by other users.

As an example, you may wish to provide feedback for the area between Bass and Flinders Point and Boat Harbour about any of the following:

  • Beaches
  • The Esplanade pedestrian path
  • Coastal dunes



CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.