Federal Government has committed to a national strategy to help communities affected by coastal erosion.
The Independent member for Lyne Rob Oakeshott says it is a landmark initiative for the North Coast.
Mr Oakeshott says the government has responded to 47 recommendations from the bipartisan ‘Jennie George’ report on the impact of climate change on coastal communities.
He says the government recognises the need for national leadership and coordination to manage coastal erosion issues.
Mr Oakeshott says key government commitments include establishing an Intergovernmental Agreement on the Coastal Zone.
A proposal will also be developed with the states and territories to investigate insurance-related issues for affected stakeholders.
The government has also agreed in-principle to an inquiry regarding legal issues, including liability concerns for property owners, councils and governments.