Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation

The Shire of Gingin is preparing for the threats of climate change and sea level rise to the coastal settlements of Guilderton, Seabird, Ledge Point and Lancelin. The Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) has been prepared to provide a long term view of the potential future coastal erosion impacts to the coastal townships and provide possible strategies to adapt to the changing oceanic and coastal conditions.


The development of the CHRMAP has followed the requirements of State Planning Policy 2.6: State Coastal Planning Policy and supporting guideline documents. The document is currently in draft form with Council deliberating on formal adoption and implementation of the CHRMAP, link below:

Final Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaption Plan

More information on Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation planning may be found in the links below:

State Planning Policy 2.6 Coastal Planning - Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage


Coastal Hazard Maps

The State Planning Policy 2.6 and Frequently Asked Questions above should be read before viewing the hazard maps. It is important to note that these maps do not predict future shoreline positions. The maps indicate the inland boundary of an area that may be vulnerable to coastal erosion over various planning timeframes. Identifying these areas is necessary for future planning purposes.

Click here to see the Lancelin Coastal Erosion Hazard Map

Click here to see the Ledge Point Coastal Erosion Hazard Map

Click here to see the Seabird Coastal Erosion Hazard Map

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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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