Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Planning

Please see below to watch the consultation session which was held on Saturday, 20 October 2018

Have your say on the draft

The draft CHRMAP can be downloaded here. The appendices of the draft CHRMAP can be downloaded here. Frequently asked questions can be viewed here.

We invite you to make a submission on the draft CHRMAP. Submissions should include the reference “CHRMAP Submission”, the property affected (if relevant), details of the submission and be lodged on or before 4.00pm Friday, 30 November 2018.

Project Information

The Town of Port Hedland is actively working to investigate and manage potential coastal erosion and flooding in the Port Hedland townsite.

Erosion and flooding of coastal areas, particularly during major storm events, has potential to significantly impact on coastal development and enjoyment. If not planned for, coastal processes can damage public and private assets and facilities.

The Town of Port Hedland is identifying the vulnerability of the Port Hedland townsite to coastal processes through a CHRMAP project. The project supports the State Government’s State Coastal Planning Policy No. 2.6 which recommends a risk management approach for decision making relating to coastal hazards.

The project will provide advice on the impacts of a changing coastal environment to determine what built and natural assets are likely to be impacted by those processes with progression of time and as a result of changing sea levels. In consultation with community and stakeholders, the project will develop adaptation plans to address those identified vulnerabilities.

Adaptation planning is about being ready to manage the risks and impacts of changes to our coast line, by planning for the most appropriate decisions and options to implement over time.

The Town will provide regular updates so the community is informed, and will seek feedback from the community on their concerns and impacts to ensure the adaptation plans are robust, fair, and respectful of community and stakeholder values.

Further information on the project can be found in the below flyers:

Coastal change and processes

Coastal risks, triggers and decision-making