The coastal strip from Shelly Beach to Moffat Beach is a favourite spot for many of us.

Thank you for taking the time to review and provide feedback on the exhibition panels below. Please note the consultation period has now closed.

Community engagement

On Saturday 30 October 2021, our community had the chance to attend an exhibition style presentation of the key findings and recommendations from the Shelly Beach to Moffat Beach Coastal Study.

Attendees had the opportunity to view and provide feedback on the issues, opportunities and the proposed actions identified through the study. In some instances, a range of options are still being considered and feedback was sought on the options available.

The following information was presented at the workshops:

Where to from here

Following the feedback received at the exhibition on the Shelly Beach to Moffat Beach Coastal Study, collation, analysis and synthesis of this feedback is underway.

The outcomes of this review will be used to confirm our proposed approach to present to Councillors in 2022 for their consideration.

The approach proposed in the final recommendations will also be confirmed with the relevant State and Federal agencies.

Further updates will be made available in 2022.


A detailed study of the coastal strip from the southern end of Shelly Beach northward to Tooway Lake is underway. This stretch of coast includes Shelly Beach, Moffat Headland, and Moffat Beach. The investigation seeks to better understand community perspectives on what is valued about this section of coastline and the challenges and opportunities associated with its management. The findings of this investigation will help ensure the future management of the area achieves the right balance for our residents, our wildlife and our coastal biodiversity in the future.

A community survey closed on 1 March 2021.

The next step involved the community providing feedback on the issues, opportunities and the proposed actions identified through the study. The consultation period to provide that feedback closed on Monday 29 November 2021.

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Project updates

Interim works

William Street, Shelly Beach:

  • Traffic counters installed on William Street, and the entrance to the William Street Car Park
  • Additional educational signage on William Street, Shelly Beach to be installed
  • Raising of the garden bed and removal of the wire to support the planting of more established shrubs (Lomandra longifolia) under the wooden fence frame located directly in front of the four carpark spaces at the end of William Street - work to begin Monday 11 January 2021.

More information

For more information please email

Project support

The Shelly Beach to Moffat Beach Coastal Study is being supported as required by engagement and technical specialists.

Urban Enquiry is the office of Cathryn Chatburn — a leading urban designer with 29 years’ experience managing design teams and advancing the expertise of in-house personnel, crafting policy, and facilitating the engagement and input of diverse stakeholders to shape strategies for places that seek to deliver positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Her contribution to the country’s built environment spans the nation’s capital, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.