City gets prestigious award
The City of Mandurah has celebrated receiving the 2016 Australian Coastal Award for Climate Adaptation and national recognition for the management of climate change strategies after its work with The Peron Naturaliste Partnership.
It joins a number of other coastal councils which have received this recognition at the Australian Coastal Council Conference, held on May 6.
The awards were established to raise community awareness of the coastal zone and to encourage coastal planning and management practitioners to strive for excellence.
The PNP received the award for the group’s collaborative approach to the first phase of implementation of a regional Coastal Monitoring Program, covering about 210km of coastline.
The Coastal Monitoring Program is being used to tailor specific approaches required by each of the nine participating councils to respond to local coastal erosion and inundation hazards.
Mayor Marina Vergone said it was a big honour for the Peron Naturaliste Partnership to be recognised on a national level for its important environmental work.
“The conference judges believe the PNP is an excellent example of how a collaborated approach on coastal adaptation could assist other coastal regions around the country,” she said.
The PNP represents a collaboration between Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Dardanup, Harvey, Mandurah, Murray, Rockingham and Waroona Councils.
It was established to address climate change adaptation and assists participating councils in implementing responses to climate risks including sea level rise, coastal erosion and inundation.
Staff and councillors representing the PNP member councils after the Australian Coastal Council Conference Awards earlier this month.