CAP-ing the impacts of rising sea levels

24 March 2016

Coastal communities around the world are under threat from increased erosion and inundation caused by rising sea levels and increasing storm intensity.

Developing effective adaptation strategies to address these hazards is a high priority for these communities.

Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC), along with partners the City of Greater Geraldton (CGG) and Midwest Ports Authority, are hosting an information forum on Coastal Adaptation Planning (CAP) in the Geraldton area. The forum will include information on the planning steps necessary to develop adaptation strategies for coastal protection.

Coastal Erosion.
Coastal Erosion. Picture: Supplied

Mic Payne, Coastal and Marine Program Coordinator at NACC, says “Elsewhere in Western ustralia, and the world, there are local governments working on the problem of how to plan for the effect of rising sea levels, not only on infrastructure but also on the recreational, biological and cultural assets that help define their communities”.

Representatives from the City of Greater Geraldton, Department of Planning, NACC and the Aboriginal community will be in attendance at the forum in order to present valuable information and answer questions from the community.

“This forum will be a great opportunity for Geraldton residents to learn about the planning process that is currently underway within the CGG area.”

The Coastal Adaptation Planning Information Forum will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre on the 5th of May from 5:00 – 7:30pm. See the event poster for more information.

This project is funded by the West Australian Planning Commission’s Coastwest Grants Program.

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