Coastal Erosion

The following information is being updated from time to time as new information becomes available. In the event that visitors to this page cannot locate the information they are seeking, please contact the Shire of Gingin on (08) 9575 5100. You will then be directed to an appropriate officer who can answer your queries. 


For the comprehensive history of coastal erosion within the Shire of Gingin area, please refer to the following documents:

Lancelin Coastal Erosion History

Seabird Coastal Erosion History - coming soon!

Guilderton Coastal Erosion History - coming soon!

Ledge Point Coastal Erosion History - coming soon! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Given the complexity of the coastal erosion issue affecting the Shire of Gingin's coastline, the Shire has received or taken note of many questions that are asked frequently in relation to this matter. For a comprehensive list of questions and their answers, please refer to the following document: 

Coastal Erosion - Frequently Asked Questions


As with any complex issue of great importance to the community, there are naturally some misconceptions or misinterpretations that can occur regarding all the facts relating to that issue. The following document addresses the following misconceptions/misinterpretations:

  • "The plan to build a wall at Grace Darling Park has been scrapped permanently"
  • "The State Government has turned its back on Lancelin"
  • "The Shire should relocate Grace Darling Park north of its current location to the unused Cuncliffe St carpark"
  • "The Shire is incompetent"
  • "If we build the sea wall it will protect Lancelin permanently"
  • "It is so cheap to build a sandbag wall. Why doesn't the Shire just get on with it?"
  • "Sand renourishment is a waste of money and resources"
  • "The next big storm will wipe out Grace Darling Park"
  • "The Shire wants to tear down the town for some other purpose" 
  • "The Shire has turned its back on Lancelin"
  • "Council doesn't want to spend the money" 

Lancelin Coastal Erosion Misconceptions/Misinterpretations

Video Updates

From June 2019 the Shire began providing short summary videos in relation to coastal erosion and the progress the Shire is making to address the matter. Copies of these summary videos may be viewed as follows:

UPDATE 1 - 25 June 2019

UPDATE 2 - 5 July 2019

UPDATE 3 - 19 July 2019

UPDATE 4 - 2 August 2019

UPDATE 5 - 16 August 2019

UPDATE 6 - 2 September 2019

UPDATE 7 - 13 November 2019

UPDATE 8 - 28 January 2020

UPDATE 9 - 5 June 2020

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If you cannot find the information you require above, please feel free to submit a question to us. Your question may be a common query in which case it will be added to the 'Frequently Asked Questions' fact sheet on this web page. 

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Shire of Gingin Offices


7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121



255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121


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