The Cities of Bunbury, Busselton and Rockingham and the Peron Naturaliste Partnership are working on a community focused coastal climate change study – Involving Communities in Developing Coastal Risk Management Frameworks in Western Australia.

A key aim of this Project is to gain a better understanding of what communities currently value on the coast and how these values may be impacted by climate change. The project team want to hear from the community so that the features of our coast that we love are maintained into the future. The information gathered from the project will be used by local governments to better plan and manage our coastal areas.

The project will focus on three locations – Old Dunsborough Foreshore, Bunbury Back Beach and Waikiki Beach. These beaches have been identified by previous studies as coastal hotspots in the region and will include information sessions, seasonal beach user surveys and google mapping workshops.

If you want to get involved, you can attend one of the upcoming information sessions.

  • Old Dunsborough Foreshore in the City of Busselton on Tuesday the 12th September at 7:00pm at the Naturaliste Community Centre
  • Back Beach in the City of Bunbury on the 14th September at 6:00pm at the Bunbury Back Beach Café
  • Waikiki Beach in the City of Rockingham – to be confirmed for later in September

To learn more about this project and to find out when events and beach user surveys are taking place you can visit the Peron Naturaliste Partnership website at www.peronnaturaliste.org.au

The project has received funding from the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program.

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Joanne Ludbrook

Coastal Adaptation Coordinator

Tel: 9550 3253

Email: joanne.ludbrook@mandurah.wa.gov.au