Our Coastal Future
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Our Coastal Future AdoptedShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
Our Coastal Future - Port, Leighton and Mosman Beaches Coastal Adaptation Plan (2017) was adopted by Council on 22 November 2017.
Sections of the Port, Leighton and Mosman beaches are exposed, and vulnerable to coastal processes, including erosion and inundation. Over time, the coast will become increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise, storm surges and changes in sediment transport and natural sediment stores.
This plan has been prepared to adapt to the changing coast at Port, Leighton and Mosman Beaches, and provides recommended timeframes and trigger points for decision-making and planning for the area. The plan has been prepared as the first iteration of an evolving, long-term planning and decision-making process for the City of Fremantle and Town of Mosman Park, the community and key stakeholders to adapt our settlements and infrastructure to coastal processes – including risks of coastal erosion and inundation.
Read the full report to find out more.
Draft plan released for public commentShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
In 2016 we engaged with the community on what they most valued about Port, Leighton and Mosman Beaches.
As a result of the feedback, we've prepared a plan which aims to respect these views, whilst managing erosion and inundation issues along the beaches.
Key adaptation options include engineered dune stabilisation with revegetation and nourishment at Mosman Beach, beach monitoring and dune stabilisation along Leighton Beach and the Port Beach dunes, and a seawall and nourishment or dune stabilisation, revegetation and nourishment at Port Beach north and south - Sandtracks.
A full copy of the draft coastal adaptation plan is available: Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan for the Port, Leighton and Mosman Beaches.
We'd like to hear your feedback on the adaptation pathways and options. Feedback closes 6 October 2017.
Community Values Survey ResultsShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
Over 300 people completed the community values survey in July/August 2016. The majority of respondents lived within a 10-15 minute drive of Leighton, Mosman or Port Beach.
What did we hear?
Through this survey we heard the two most important elements at these beaches are access to recreation opportunities (exercising, ocean recreation, dog access, fishing) as well as coastal amenity (beach access, views, natural vegetation).
Similarly, for 90% of respondents the loss of these two elements would negatively impact their way of life. See the results in graph 1 and 2 below.
Do these results reflect your values?
Please provide your feedback by 5pm Monday 27 February 2017.
What will the survey results be used for?
The next phase of the project will look at the most appropriate options for coastal adaptation. This will involve a detailed assessment, combining the technical risk assessment with the community values identified in the survey. For more detailed information on the technical assessment please see the Our Coastal Future project page.
Once this assessment has been completed a draft adaptation plan will be finalised and available for community comment on My Say Freo.
Graph 1: Importance of beach element at Leighton, Mosman and Port Beaches
Graph 2: Impact of loss of access at Leighton, Mosman and Port Beaches
Phase 1 community engagement updateShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
We’ve had an excellent response with over 300 completed survey responses. Thank you for participating in the first phase of community engagement. A summary of the survey outcomes be available on this page in early 2017.
Your feedback will be used to evaluate coastal planning options and inform the development of the draft coastal adaptation plan. These will be made available for public comment as part of phase 2 community engagement in March 2017. If you have more feedback or require additional information during this time, please email us at email@example.com
There's still time to let us know what's important to you!Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
On the weekend of 23-24 July, beach-goers took time to chat with the coastal adaptation engagement team and share their views on values of the Port, Leighton and Mosman beaches around topics as recreation, community facilities, entertainment, tourism and amenity.
Thank you for your responses which will inform the evaluation of options to manage coastal risks later in the project.
150 people have already had their say. You too can share your views by completing the survey by 15 August.
Heading to the beach this weekend?Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this linkKeep an eye out for our coastal adaptation team on Sunday 24 July.They’ll be at Port, Leighton and Mosman beaches from 9.00am - 1.00pm to answer your questions about coastal erosion and ask your opinion on coastal asset values.
What is coastal adaptation planning?Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
The coast has always been a dynamic, changing environment. As we have settled on the coast, continued changing of the coast line presents risk and impacts to our coastal assets – including social, environmental, and economic assets and values.Adaptation planning is about being ready to manage the risks and impacts of changes to our coast line, by planning for the most appropriate decisions and options to implement over time.
What is the purpose of the project?Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
The overall objective of the Our Coastal Futures project is to identify coastal hazard risks and plan for adaptive land use and development along Port, Leighton and Mosman beaches in context of a changing coastal environment.The project is a five phase study approach.Click here for an overview of each stage.
16 September 2017
06 September → 06 October 2017
Phase 1 community engagementOur Coastal Future has finished this stage
July - August 2016
An online survey will be open for contributions and in-person interviews held with beach users on all three beaches.
Analysis and evaluation of coastal risks and hazardsOur Coastal Future has finished this stage
September - December 2016
We will advise the community of the results of the vulnerability and risk assessment. This will inform the next stage of community engagement on adaptation options.
Phase 2 community engagementOur Coastal Future has finished this stage
Feb - Mar 2017
The results of the community values survey will be shared, along with information on the risk assessment. Both the social and technical aspects will be analysed by the project team to develop a draft coastal adaptation plan.
Phase 3 community engagementOur Coastal Future has finished this stage
Sept - Oct 2017
The draft coastal adaptation plan will be released for public comment.
Council decisonOur Coastal Future has finished this stage
The draft coastal adaptation plan will be presented to council.
AdoptedOur Coastal Future is currently at this stage
The coastal adaptation plan was adopted on 22 November 2017.
Senior Project Officer Landscaping & Natural Areas
City of Fremantle