Gingin coastal survey closes soon

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The Shire of Gingin’s online survey to gather residents’ attitudes to coastal erosion management approaches is available until Tuesday, June 20. Picture: Anita McInnes

GINGIN residents still have a few days to complete an online survey about what they value most about the coast, coastal erosion and erosion management approaches.

The Shire of Gingin has released the online survey to ensure the broad community’s values and attitudes inform the design of short and long term coastal erosion management solutions.

Together with the Shire of Dandaragan the Shire of Gingin is in the process of preparing coastal adaptation plans to manage coastal erosion hazards in accordance with State Planning Policy 2.6: Coastal Planning Policy.

Shire of Gingin chief executive officer Jeremy Edwards said community input was a vital part of the process.

Mr Edwards said more than 70 people participated in community engagement sessions on May 27 and May 28 in Jurien Bay and Lancelin.

“These participants provided important input into the coastal hazard planning process,” he said.

“The online survey provides an opportunity for community members who weren’t able to attend the sessions to have their say in planning for the impacts of coastal erosion along our coast.”

The survey asks questions related to what residents value most about the coast, beaches and coastal erosion and attitudes towards various erosion management approaches.

The survey, which closes on Tuesday, June 20, takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

For the Shire of Gingin survey go to www.gingin.wa.gov and then Services/Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation/How Can I Be Involved?

For more information contact Ashley Robb at arobb@gingin.wa.gov.au

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