Coastal vulnerability

The City of Joondalup coastline is highly valued by residents and visitors. The City has been undertaking work to better understand potential future impacts of climate change, such as erosion and storm surges, on the coast.

A coastal hazard assessment has been undertaken for the City’s coastline to identify areas that may become vulnerable to erosion over the next 100 years.

The coastal hazard assessment has found:

  • In the short term sandy beaches and associated infrastructure such as access ways and dune fencing may become vulnerable
  • In the long term (greater than 50 years) additional infrastructure such as car parks, some City owned buildings within coastal foreshore areas and some private property may potentially be at risk from severe storm erosion.

Coastal hazard areas for both 50 year and 100 year timeframes can be viewed by downloading the coastal hazard maps or by using Mapping Online.

Further information on the City’s coastal vulnerability and actions the City is taking to plan and adapt for future vulnerability can be found in the Coastal Vulnerability and the City’s Response – Frequently Asked Questions.

Information on how planning and development within coastal hazard areas may be affected can be found here or in the Coastal Vulnerability and Affected Property – Frequently Asked Questions.

Coastal Infrastructure Adaptation Plan

Coastal Infrastructure Adaptation Plan 2018-26 has been developed to ensure the City is adequately prepared to adapt to current and future coastal hazards and risk to City infrastructure and assets is minimised. The objectives of the Plan are to:

  • Improve understanding of the potential impacts of current and future coastal hazards.
  • Identify risk to the City’s infrastructure and assets as a result of current and future coastal hazards.
  • Identify and implement projects to minimise risk to the City’s infrastructure and assets from current and future coastal hazards.
  • Identify a long term approach that will guide the City’s future adaptation responses in the coastal zone.

Technical studies and investigations

Technical studies and investigations have been undertaken to better understand the potential impacts on the City’s coastline. these documents can be downloaded below.

Year

Title

2016 Joondalup Coastal Hazard Assessment 2016

Joondalup Coastal Hazard Assessment 2016 – Appendix A

Joondalup Coastal Hazard Assessment 2016 – Appendix B

2016 Coastal Monitoring Program Baseline Report 2016

Coastal Monitoring Program Baseline Report 2016 – Appendix A

Coastal Monitoring Program Baseline Report 2016 – Appendix B

Coastal Monitoring Program Baseline Report 2016 – Appendix C

Coastal Monitoring Program Baseline Report 2016 – Appendix D

2018 Coastal Monitoring Program 2017-18

Coastal Monitoring Program 2017-18 – Appendix A

Coastal Monitoring Program 2017-18 – Appendix B

Coastal Monitoring Program 2017-18 – Appendix C

Coastal Monitoring Program 2017-18 – Appendix D

 

Join the Coastal Vulnerability Stakeholder Notification List

Join the Coastal Vulnerability Stakeholder Notification List to be informed by email whenever new coastal vulnerability information is released and/or when opportunities to become involved in future planning for the City’s coastline become available.