Love the coastline? Help us preserve it

Published on Wednesday, 3 July 2024 at 3:24:50 PM

The Shire of Ravensthorpe is developing a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) to understand how our coastline may change in the future and what the options are for managing potential hazards and risks that may impact the coastline.

The Western Australian Planning Commission’s State Planning Policy No. 2.6: State Coastal Planning Policy addresses climate change, sea level rise, increased coastal inundation and coastal erosion.

It recommends that management authorities develop and implement an effective CHRMAP in consultation with the local community. 

We are currently seeking public comment on the draft CHRMAP, which is available for viewing and downloading here and also via the link at the bottom of this page.

Your input will help us manage the coastline for future generations.

Hopetoun at risk

The Hopetoun region has been identified as an erosion hotspot. This means coastal erosion is expected to impact on public and private physical assets within 25 years.

The map below shows the assets at risk in 2122.

While this map shows the erosion over time.

Options for treating erosion

Several treatment options for erosion at Hopetoun are detailed in the draft CHRMAP.

The recommended action is protection with beach nourishment, which is replacing the sand lost through erosion with sand from another location.

Examples of beach nourishment can be seen in the two photographs below.

Have your say and help plan for the future

It is important to plan ahead so future generations can enjoy the same coastal lifestyle we have today.

We are now seeking community input on the draft CHRMAP.

We'd love to know your thoughts on the treatment options for erosion and the recommended action of beach nourishment.

The draft CHRMAP is also available for viewing at each Shire office and will be on display on the Shire’s stall at the markets.

Submissions can be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Ravensthorpe, PO BOX 43, Ravensthorpe WA 6346, or via by Monday 5 August 2024.

Want to know more about CHRMAP?

More information on the timeline of the project, including FAQS, can be found here.

Shire of Ravensthorpe draft CHRMAP

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