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Coastline

The City’s coast stretches 32 kilometres from Tamala Park in the south, to Two Rocks in the north. Wanneroo’s coastal foreshore is relatively undeveloped, especially when compared to the coastline further south. The City’s ocean coastline is an extraordinary natural asset for the City and has been an important stimulus to the urban growth of the coastal corridor. Due to climate change and an estimated rise in global sea levels, the City closely monitors and manages the coastline which is becoming increasingly more vulnerable.

Coastal Management Plan

The City’s Coastal Management Plan (CMP) provides a framework to guide the management and use of the City’s coastline over the next 15 years. The CMP aims to balance the community’s enjoyment of the coast with the protection of the natural environment by facilitating access to the beach, and ensuring that development is sustainable and sympathetic to the coastal location and environment..

Coastal Management

The City of Wanneroo has a number of recently completed and ongoing coastal management works relating to the management of coastal erosion issues, maintenance of coastal protective structures, beach access and coastal monitoring.

Coastal Hazard Risk Management & Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)

The Coastal Hazard Risk Management & Adaptation Plan goes into further detail in regards to the specific issues affecting the City’s coast and makes a total of 13 recommendations for the management of the City’s coastline. These recommendations tie into the City’s Coastal Monitoring Program.

Further information can be found by clicking below:

Coastal Hazard Risk Management & Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)

Foreshore Management Plans (FMP)

In addition to the work being carried out by the City, planning of the City’s coastline plays a large part in its ongoing monitoring and management. Foreshore Management Plans are a requirement for all developments affecting the coast and provide detail on future land uses within foreshore reserves with the aim to minimise the impacts of development.

See the Foreshore Management Plan Guidelines for more information on the process for assessment as well as the preparation and submission requirements for foreshore management plans. For a list of all FMPs that have been endorsed by Council to date and a map of the Wanneroo coastline that illustrates the applicable areas see below: