Our coast is highly valued. It provides us with places and spaces to live, do business, be active and enjoy. However, the coast is mobile – it is constantly changing through storm events, predicted sea level rise and the changes that people make to the coastline.

In some places, these coastal changes are now becoming much more noticeable and happening more rapidly. For this reason, local governments throughout Western Australia have been undertaking studies to understand the impacts of these coastal processes, particularly where people live.

The Peron Naturaliste Partnership (PNP) and the City of Bunbury and Shires of Capel, Dardanup and Harvey have partnered with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Southern Ports Authority to develop a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP).

Draft CHRMAP’s for each of the four local government areas are now available for public comment until 19 May 2023. In addition to identifying the hazards and risks in the coastal zone, the CHRMAP’s proposes short, medium and long-term risk management and adaptation planning options.

To view the Draft CHRMAP’s and to comment please visit https://www.peronnaturaliste.org.au/projects/capel-to-leschenault-coastal-hazard-risk-management-adaptation-plan/.


 Media Contact:

Craig Perry

Coastal Adaptation Coordinator

Tel: 0434 665 866

Email: [email protected]