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Coastal Management Program - Hazards

Processes & hazards

Coastal processes (natural and human influenced) occur throughout the Shire’s coastline and estuary environments. Coastal processes can lead to coastal hazards occuring, causing significant risk to the use and development of coastal land and assets. Climate change will likely intensify the impact of coastal hazards, with shoreline erosion, recession and inundation of private and public property and assets at risk.

Coastal processes include:
  • Waves
  • Tides
  • Storms
  • Elevated water levels
  • Currents
  • Waterborne sediment transport
  • Dune vegetation
  • Windborne sediment transport
  • Rainfall and runoff
  • Coastal entrances
  • Climate change
  • Human activities

 

For futher information on coastal processes, download the following fact sheet:

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Coastal hazards include:
  • Beach erosion
  • Shoreline recession
  • Coastal entrance instability
  • Sand drift
  • Coastal inundation
  • Slope and cliff instability
  • Stormwater erosion

 

For futher information on coastal hazards, download the following fact sheet:

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