Windy Harbour Coastal Hazard Risk Workshop
The Shire of Manjimup will be holding a Community Workshop to incorporate the community’s values into the Windy Harbour Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaption Plan.
Consultation with the local community and Windy Harbour stakeholders is an important part of the CHRMAP process. To develop the CHRMAP and ensure that it meets the needs of the local community, we are asking the public to assist in the development of the plan by participating in a community workshop.
Shire President Paul Omodei stated “The workshop will be an opportunity for the local community and stakeholders to provide input and local knowledge that can assist in developing the best Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaption Plan possible, that protects the current assets and provides an assessment of the successes of protecting future assets and ensuring new development/settlement expansion is sited in the best possible location”.
Community social, environmental, infrastructure and economic values and assets will be mapped.
“Windy Harbour has been identified as a coastal erosion hotspot by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. It 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. It will assess risks to guide recommendations for adaption that are in line with State Planning Policies” he added.
The project is funded by the Western Australian Planning Commission through the Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program.
The workshop will be held at the JC Rose Room, behind the Shire office in Manjimup on Thursday the 30 June 2022, commencing at 5.30pm. Catering will be provided. RSVP is essential for this event, contact the Shire of Manjimup Environmental Sustainability Officer on (08) 97717746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 June 2022.
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