Two tidal pool experts will visit Port Macquarie this weekend to present their research (March 23-25).
The NSW Government awarded the Tidal Pool Committee $50 000 to conduct a feasibility study into a tidal pool in Port Macquarie in December 2018.
Principal Coastal Engineer with the University of NSW Water Research Laboratory James Carley and architect and tidal pool design and maintenance expert Nicole Larkin will present their work at a closed meeting on Sunday.
Ms Larkin is also the author of the Wild Edge Project which surveys and maps tidal pools on the coast on NSW.
"I have been asked to give a background of my work and discuss a few of the sights," Ms Larkin said.
"I have been looking at existing ocean pools, documenting them, trying to understand the built form... where they have been successful, why they haven't been successful.
"I can obviously take those observations and apply them to any oceans pools."
Ms Larkin said it can be quite complex to balance what the community values with providing amenities and safety.
"Our natural coastline in NSW is iconic and in our planning framework we are quite protective of the natural environment and we have to balance that with providing amenities and safety.
"It is about achieving a natural aesthetic and providing all of those amenities."
Ms Larkin said State Government controls and regulations around development along the coastline have been tightened, as well as council requirements to adhere to.
Ms Larkin said it was important to think of the whole life of the tidal pool when planning not just its immediate use.
"If you look at ocean pools along the coast some of them have been in use for over 100 years and still serving the community.
"We need to ask how a tidal pool will be used in 20, 40 years time and all the way to the end of its life."