Plan to manage coastal erosion endorsed
A PLAN to manage future erosion of the City of Wanneroo’s 32km coastline received unanimous council endorsement last week.
The final coastal hazard risk and adaptation plan identified areas of coastline that were vulnerable to coastal erosion due to the effects of climate change and outlined a plan to monitor and manage areas at risk.
In moving the recommendation, Deputy Mayor Nat Sangalli said the plan would help the City identify and manage coastal hazards, which would benefit coastal communities.
The first component of the plan involved a coastal hazard vulnerability study on the potential impact of coastal erosion and sea level rise on foreshore areas over the next 100 years.
The second component considered community feedback through consultation, which included letters to residents potentially affected by sea level rise and a series of workshops and information sessions.
“Coastal erosion is a significant concern for our community and future generations,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.
“In addition to existing infrastructure and assets, there is significant demand to further develop along the City’s coastline.
“It is extremely important to understand what the potential impacts of rising sea levels are.”
According to a council report, the City has spent about $8.64 million since 1999 on coastal management works, with most of the work done in Quinns Rocks.
It said the plan could affect redevelopment plans for Quinns Caravan Park and Yanchep Lagoon. Visit www. wanneroo.wa.gov.au.
City of Wannero Mayor Tracy Roberts with Deputy Mayor Nat Sangalli.