Valuing the City’s coast

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The City of Joondalup is taking proactive steps to identify and prepare for potential future changes to its coastline from climate change, such as erosion and storm surges, and is seeking to engage with the local community on this important issue.

The City has today released a survey to better understand how the community values and uses the coast, beaches and foreshore areas.

The survey closed on Friday 29 June, 2018.

Feedback will be used to help 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.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the City had been preparing and adapting to future impacts on the City’s coast by modelling the risks to the City’s coastline, informing property owners and the community of the potential risks, undertaking coastal monitoring and developing an overarching Coastal Infrastructure Adaptation Plan.

“The Coastal Survey is the next step in engaging with our community to ensure their views are included in the City’s coastal adaptation planning,” he said

“The City’s wonderful beaches and foreshore areas are enjoyed by many members of our community including residents, visitors and tourists and I encourage everyone to get online and complete the Coastal Survey to ensure their voice is heard.

“The City will continue to engage and inform the local community and key stakeholders on the impact of coastal hazards, potential coastal adaptation options and the development of a coastal hazard risk management adaptation plan, which will provide both short and long-term actions to adapt our beautiful coastline.”