Our Coast, Our Journey

Published on Monday, 1 March 2021 at 8:57:00 AM

Coastal Hazard Risk Management & Adaptation Plan

Our coastline is highly valued. It provides us with places and spaces to live, do business, be active and enjoy. However, the coastline is not static – it is constantly changing through storm events, predicted sea level rise and the changes that people make to the coastline.

These coastline changes are now becoming much more noticeable and happening more rapidly. For this reason, local governments throughout Western Australia have been undertaking studies to understand the impacts of these coastal processes, particularly where people live.

The Shire is no exception to this. We are trying to understand how our coastline will be impacted by the coastal processes of ‘erosion’ and ‘inundation’.

Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for Lancelin, Ledge Point and Seabird was undertaken in 2019 and an Inundation Study for Lancelin, Ledge Point, Seabird and Guilderton in 2020. However, there are some pieces of the puzzle missing so the Shire is now working to fill those gaps so we have a comprehensive and integrated understanding of how our coastline will be impacted in the future and how we can plan for and manage these changes in the four coastal town sites.  

Coastal care and management are the responsibility of all of us who value and use the coast.  Throughout the process we will be working closely with the community and key stakeholders to develop the recommendations to manage our coastline into the future.

If you are interested in being kept up to date on the project, please visit https://getinvolved.mysocialpinpoint.com.au/shire-of-gingin-chrmap.

Milestones

TIME LINE

STAGE

STATUS

March 2021 - June 2021

Preparation 

Background review of information by Consultants in collaboration with the Shire. 

Completed
July - September 2021

Community Consultation

Engage in a variety of ways to provide your feedback including: 

  • Online from 11 June - 9 August 2021. Complete the community values survey, mapping exercise and register for a workshop. Visit https://getinvolved.mysocialpinpoint.com.au/shire-of-gingin-chrmap
  • In Person from 31 July 2021, 1-4.30pm. Attend the Community Workshop at the Guilderton Community Hall for the Lower Coastal Region. 
  • In Person from 1 Aug 2021, 1-4.30pm. Attend the Community Workshop at the Lancelin Sporting Complex for the Upper Coastal Region. 
Completed
March - September 2021

Guilderton Assessment

Undertake technical assessment for the Guilderton town site. 

In Progress
November 2021

CHRMAP Preparation 

The consultants will prepare the updated CHRMAP for Lancelin, Ledge Point, Seabird and Guilderton.

November - December 2021

Public Advertising

Opportunity for the community to review and comment on the draft CHRMAP. 

January 2022

Finalisation 

Council review and approval of CHRMAP. 

ENQUIRIES

Contact Karen Okely on (08) 9575 5125 / Karen.Okely@gingin.wa.gov.au  

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