Draft Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

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The City is seeking community and stakeholder feedback on a draft Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP). The CHRMAP identifies areas and assets that could be potentially impacted by coastal erosion and inundation hazards (over the next 100 years), due to storm events and currently projected sea level rise, and makes recommendations about how we respond to those challenges (i.e. it recommends an ‘adaptation framework’).

Background Information

The City has been developing the CHRMAP over the last several years, as required by the Western Australian Planning Commission’s State Planning Policy 2.6: State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6), and given consideration to the Commission’s Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Planning Guidelines. The Guidelines provide a risk management approach to responding to the forecasted impacts of coastal hazards.

The development of the CHRMAP has included coastal hazard modelling to determine the extent to which the coastline is likely to be vulnerable to coastal erosion and inundation. A consultant was engaged to prepare a report on the technical aspects of the project. Importantly, the CHRMAP has been informed by a ‘Community Coastal Values Survey’ undertaken in 2018, as well as several public information sessions.

How can I get involved?

Community/stakeholder engagement and involvement continues to be an important part of the CHRMAP process. The CHRMAP will be advertised for public consultation on 21 May 2021 and written submissions may be lodged until close of business on Tuesday, 28 September 2021.

Three public information sessions will be held on:

Please RSVP to these sessions by clicking on the links above.

Staffed information displays will be available to the public on:

  • Thursday, 27 May 2021 at the Busselton Central Shopping Centre between 11.00am – 3.00pm.
  • Thursday, 3 June 2021 at the Dunsborough Centrepoint Shopping Centre between 12.00pm – 4.00pm.

A further two online public information sessions will be held via Zoom on:

If you wish to attend a public information session please register your interest by clicking the links above.

The City is seeking community and stakeholder feedback on a draft Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP). The CHRMAP identifies areas and assets that could be potentially impacted by coastal erosion and inundation hazards (over the next 100 years), due to storm events and currently projected sea level rise, and makes recommendations about how we respond to those challenges (i.e. it recommends an ‘adaptation framework’).

Background Information

The City has been developing the CHRMAP over the last several years, as required by the Western Australian Planning Commission’s State Planning Policy 2.6: State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6), and given consideration to the Commission’s Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Planning Guidelines. The Guidelines provide a risk management approach to responding to the forecasted impacts of coastal hazards.

The development of the CHRMAP has included coastal hazard modelling to determine the extent to which the coastline is likely to be vulnerable to coastal erosion and inundation. A consultant was engaged to prepare a report on the technical aspects of the project. Importantly, the CHRMAP has been informed by a ‘Community Coastal Values Survey’ undertaken in 2018, as well as several public information sessions.

How can I get involved?

Community/stakeholder engagement and involvement continues to be an important part of the CHRMAP process. The CHRMAP will be advertised for public consultation on 21 May 2021 and written submissions may be lodged until close of business on Tuesday, 28 September 2021.

Three public information sessions will be held on:

Please RSVP to these sessions by clicking on the links above.

Staffed information displays will be available to the public on:

  • Thursday, 27 May 2021 at the Busselton Central Shopping Centre between 11.00am – 3.00pm.
  • Thursday, 3 June 2021 at the Dunsborough Centrepoint Shopping Centre between 12.00pm – 4.00pm.

A further two online public information sessions will be held via Zoom on:

If you wish to attend a public information session please register your interest by clicking the links above.

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