Coastal change sur­vey

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

THE City of Joon­dalup is tak­ing steps to iden­tify and pre­pare for po­ten­tial future changes to its coast­line from cli­mate change such as ero­sion and storm surges.

It re­leased a sur­vey today to bet­ter un­der­stand how the community val­ues and uses the coast, beaches and fore­shore ar­eas. Feed­back will be used to iden­tify po­ten­tial adap­ta­tion op­tions for vul­ner­a­ble coastal ar­eas.

Once these have been iden­ti­fied, the City will un­der­take fur­ther en­gage­ment with the community and stake­hold­ers.

This will then form the ba­sis of a Coastal Hazard Risk Man­age­ment Adap­ta­tion Plan for the City.

Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob said the City had been pre­par­ing and adapt­ing to future im­pacts on the its coast by in­form­ing prop­erty own­ers and the community of the po­ten­tial risks and un­der­tak­ing coastal mon­i­tor­ing.

It is also de­vel­op­ing an over­ar­ch­ing Coastal In­fra­struc­ture Adap­ta­tion Plan, which the coun­cil unan­i­mously en­dorsed at this month’s meet­ing.

A coun­cil doc­u­ment said there were sig­nif­i­cant in­fra­struc­ture as­sets along the coast in­clud­ing roads, pub­lic light­ing, drainage, carparks, du­aluse paths, play­grounds, parks, community build­ings and ar­eas of ex­ist­ing and planned res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment.

Mr Ja­cob said the sur­vey was the next step in en­gag­ing with the community to “en­sure their views are in­cluded in the City’s coastal adap­ta­tion plan­ning”.

The sur­vey can be com­pleted at www.joon­ un­til June 29.

The coastal sur­vey will en­sure the community’s views are in­cluded in future plans.

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