Coastal survey closes August 19

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The City of Wanneroo has identified some coastal areas it says may be vulnerable to erosion. Picture: Anita McInnes

IN an effort to find out why residents value their coastline, the City of Wanneroo has released a community survey that will help inform decisions on coastal hazard risk management.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the survey results would help develop a strategy to help protect the city’s coastline.

“Wanneroo has 32km of beaches and foreshores that are loved and known locally and around the world,” she  said.

“It is important we put plans in place so our children and future generations can enjoy our magnificent coastline.

“We are working with the community to determine what they love about their coast to help develop a strategy for long term coastal protection.”

The city completed part one of the coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plan in 2015, which investigated the potential future impacts of climate change along the coastline.

“It identified a number of assets that may be vulnerable to coastal erosion within the next 35 years.

“Part two of the study will involve assessing the risk and developing an adaptation plan to manage potential sea level rise and associated coastal erosion.

“The city has engaged coastal management consultants Cardno to assist in this process.’’

The online survey will close on Friday, August 19.

To have your say go to surveymonkey.com/r/XDBVLSK or the city’s website.

Results of the survey will be presented at a community forum to be held later this year and details will be posted on the city’s website and Facebook closer to the date.