Building rules not the focus for other councils
COUNCILS neighbouring Nedlands have mainly tackled the effect of sea level rises on their coastal infrastructure and sand dunes but not how building rules could be altered.
Cottesloe was the first Perth council to review how coastal infrastructure would be affected by sea rises and has had a longterm coastal monitoring project since 2014.
A spokeswoman said the council wanted data covering five to 10 years to identify long-term trends in sand movement and solutions.
Community education would be conducted when the amount of change was identified.
At Peppermint Grove, where a rise in water levels could make a virtual island of Keane’s Point, chief executive John Merrick said the Shire’s new town planning scheme had development controls so buildings were not constructed in the areas that were at risk.
Homes near Claremont Jetty could have the river at their lounge rooms according to modelling carried out by Coastal Risk Australia last month.
Claremont chief executive Stephen Goode said while that report may raise “new possibilities”, risk to Claremont was found to be “limited” in a 2015 WESROC study.
Mosman Park and Fremantle councils are working together on a new coastal adaptation plan for Port, Leighton and Mosman Park beaches and a draft plan is expected next month.