The state government has announced promised geotechnical work at Surfside will commence next week more than two years after a commitment was made.
Bega MP Andrew Constance welcomed Thursday's announcement, saying the community wanted assurance their homes would be protected.
""In February 2019, I made a promise to the Batemans Bay community that we would provide a coordinated effort to resolve the coastal management issues to ensure homes are safe from coastal impacts", he said.
"Affected landowners want to have confidence the NSW Government is working at all levels to protect them and I back the Minister's announcement today that this is what we are continuing to do."
Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes said the right solutions to managing coastal hazards were imperative for the future of the northern suburb.
"The council is are working with all relevant departments to ensure we get the right results for residents," she said.
"The council is on track to finalise the Eurobodalla Open Coast Coastal Management Program (CMP) by mid-2022 and will continue to keep the community informed throughout the process."
Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said the work formed part of an important part of updating and further refining coastal hazard lines at Surfside.
"This will provide the community with next steps towards a coastal management solution for the area which is part of the NSW Government's commitment to the residents of the northern shore of Batemans Bay including Wharf Road and Surfside," she said.
"I understand the scope of geotechnical work is likely to include seismic refraction and ground penetrating radar testing, hand-augered boreholes and lab testing to inform a review of coastal hazard information.
"This is a positive step towards understanding the extent of bedrock and any other erosion resistant subsurface material at Surfside and will provide consultants with the technical insight needed to better tailor management solutions for the coastline in this vulnerable area."
A spokesperson for Ms Hancock said community engagement would continue throughout the process.
"There is an upcoming meeting between consultants, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment EES staff, and community representatives," they said.
"More detailed community engagement is anticipated over the coming months."