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Community Information Sessions

  • Queen Elizabeth II Upper Hall Durlacher Street Geraldton, WA, 6530 Australia (map)

Study on potential effects of coastal erosion completed.

The City has recently received the Town Beach to Drummond Cove Inundation and Coastal Processes Study and will be releasing it to the community on Tuesday 5 April 2016.

City of Greater Geraldton CEO Ken Diehm said Council had resolved to undertake the study to get a better understanding of how sea level rise, coastal erosion and inundation may impact the Geraldton community.

“Last year the City commissioned MP Rogers, a highly qualified and experienced coastal consultancy, to undertake two coastal processes studies, one for Point Moore and the other for the area from Town Beach to Drummond Cove,” he said.

“Both reports utilised historical data, water level records, studies on coastal processes, cyclone storm surge modelling and current rates of erosion to make predictions about what may happen to our coastline.

“Maps in the reports show the extent of possible coastal erosion over four different time periods and the areas that could be inundated by different intensities of storm events over these time frames.”

As the Town Beach to Drummond Cove Inundation Study is highly technical the City will be holding two Community Information Sessions on 6 April to present the report findings in laymen terms and dispel rumors.

“Given the technical nature of the Study the City has decided to hold two community information sessions as soon as the report is made public to provide clarity around the findings and prevent misinformation being spread in the community,” said Mr Diehm.

“Consultants MP Rogers will make presentations at both meetings and be able to answer questions related to the study.

“The Information Sessions are open to anyone interested in our coastline and I encourage members of our community to come along.”

Two Community Information Sessions will be held on Wednesday 6 April at 2pm and 5.30pm at the QEII Upper Hall.

The Inundation Study will be available on the City’s website on Tuesday 5 April 2016 after 5.00pm.