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Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan summary now live

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Published 24 June 2024, updated 25 June 2024

Bunbury Back Beach aerial view.

The City has developed a summary report to help break down its Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for the community.

An extensive document endorsed in April by Bunbury City Council, the CHRMAP provides strategic guidance for decision-making into future coastal land use planning, including management or adaptation to coastal hazard risks.

We know that sustainability and climate change are among our community’s highest priorities and being renowned as a city surrounded by three waters, it is important we have actions in place to protect our coastline.

The CHRMAP Summary Report includes frequently asked questions, recommended actions at a glance, and much more in an easy-to-read overview outlining the process and content from the technical reports.

Recommendations within the plan include actions such as beach surveys for storm behaviour, asset audits and sand/rock source feasibility studies which will investigate the possibility of building groynes and other protective structures in the long-term. These will be reviewed regularly.

The CHRMAP was developed in consultation with the community – thank you to everyone who contributed. Further consultation with stakeholders and the community will happen as we work through implementation of the plan.

To view the plan, please click on the link below.

We look forward to continuing to work with our community to protect the beautiful and unique coastline we are so lucky to enjoy in Bunbury.