​​​Project Blueprint

Project Blueprint involved conducting a statewide coastal public safety risk assessment of every accessible beach and rock platform in N​SW.  The statewide safety risk assessments were completed in November 2016 and the reports are now available.

In 2012 Project Blueprint was funded from the NSW Government's Water Black Spots Safety Fund and was conducted by Australian CoastSafe, the strategic and intelligence beach safety unit of Surf Life Saving Australia.

The CoastSafe team assessed every beach, headland and rock platform in the state, travelling to 29 coastal Local Government Areas (LGA) and Lake Munmorah State Conservation Area,​ and covering more than 1,700 kilometres of coastline including 811 beaches and 322 rock platforms and headlands.

A comprehensive report for each area has been compiled from the data collected by Australian Coastsafe. The reports have been presented to councils and local land managers to assist them with the future development of beach safety and drowning prevention strategies.  The reports can also be accessed below.

Coast​al Public Safety Risk Assessment Report by Local Area

Ballina [PDF 2.4MB]

Bega Valley [PDF 5.8MB]

Bellingen [PDF 4.1MB]

Byron [PDF 2.9MB]

Clarence Valley [4.8MB]

Coffs Harbour [PDF 3.5MB]

Eurobodalla [PDF 4.9MB]

Gosford [PDF 3.4MB]

Great Lakes [PDF 4.9MB]

Greater Taree [PDF 3.9MB]

Kempsy [PDF 4.3MB]

Kiama [PDF 4.2MB]

Lake Macquarie [PDF 4.8MB]

Lake Munmorah [PDF 3.7MB]

Manly [PDF 4.2MB]

Nambucca [PDF 3.4MB]

Newcastle [PDF 4.4MB]

Pittwater [PDF 4.3MB]

Port Macquarie Hastings [PDF 4.2MB]

Port Stephens [PDF 4.3MB]

Randwick [PDF 2.9MB]

Richmond Valley [PDF 4.3MB]

Shellharbour [PDF 4.5MB]

Shoalhaven [PDF 4.5MB]

Sutherland [PDF 3MB]

Tweed [PDF 3.2MB]

Warringah [PDF 3.6MB]

Waverley [PDF 2.7MB]

Wollongong [PDF 3.2MB]

Wyong [PDF 2.6MB]