Town of Port Hedland wins at Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence

Published on Thursday, 22 September 2022 at 10:21:37 AM

The Town of Port Hedland has received the Coastal Adaptation and Management Award at the Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence 2022.

The biennial awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals, community groups, local councils, government agencies and non-government organisations in the planning, management and protection of the State's diverse and extensive coast.

The coastal zone is a major asset for the Town of Port Hedland and is highly valued by the community for its biodiversity, cultural significance and as a recreational resource.

The coastline is prone to significant pressures including increased coastal erosion, inundation of low-lying areas during storm events, increasing human uses, and threats to biodiversity values. 

The Town has developed a Coastal Foreshore Management Plan that provides specific actions to guide the sustainable use and development of coastal reserves, and also determine infrastructure required to protect the unique coastline.

The Town’s award submission detailed how the Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan is being integrated into the Town's planning frameworks, Coastal Foreshore Management Plan, communication and education projects, and the design of seawalls. It is also informing other coastal strategies in collaboration with a range of community groups.

The Town of Port Hedland was celebrated for its robust planning in the management of coastal hazards. 

You can access the Ministerial media release here.

For media information:

Town of Port Hedland, PR and Communications Team

Email: media@porthedland.wa.gov.au

Phone: 08 9158 9300

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