Survey to help protect Wanneroo's coastline
Published Wednesday, 27th July 2016
In an effort to find out why locals value their coastline, the City of Wanneroo has released a community survey that will help inform decisions on coastal hazard risk management.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the survey results would help develop a strategy to help protect the City’s coastline.
“Wanneroo has 32km of beaches and foreshores that are loved and known locally and around the world,” Mayor Roberts said.
“It is important we put plans in place so our children and future generations can enjoy our magnificent coastline,” she said.
“We are working with the community to determine what they love about their coast to help develop a strategy for long term coastal protection.”
The City completed part one of the Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) study in 2015 which investigated the potential future impacts of climate change along the coastline. It identified a number of assets that may be vulnerable to coastal erosion within the next 35 years.
Part two of the study will involve assessing the risk and developing an adaptation plan to manage potential sea level rise and associated coastal erosion.
The City has engaged coastal management consultants Cardno to assist in this process.
The online survey will be open from 22 July to 19 August 2016. To have your say, head to our online survey.
Results of the survey will be presented at a community forum to be held later this year and details will be posted on the City’s website and Facebook closer to the date.
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