Windy Harbour 25-year Coastal Planning Underway
The Shire of Manjimup has been successful in a grant application to the State Government Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) 2021/22.
The Shire has received a grant for $50,000 to prepare a Windy Harbour Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaption Plan (CHRMAP). The Shire of Manjimup will also be contributing $50,000 from the Windy Harbour Infrastructure Reserve as a co-contribution.
Shire President Paul Omodei commented “Windy Harbour has been identified as a coastal erosion hotspot by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. The area is under pressure from challenges including the impacts of climate change, coastal hazards such as erosion and inundation, population growth and competing land uses”.
A Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaption Plan will create a coastal management framework for the next 25 years. The plan will assess risks to guide recommendations for adaption that are in line with State Planning Policies.
“Consultation with the community and Windy Harbour stakeholders is an important part of the process and a steering committee will be formed to facilitate community involvement” added Cr Omodei.
“This project is funded by the Western Australian Planning Commission through the Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program”
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Contact for comment: Paul Omodei, Shire President
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