Have a say on coastline erosion risks

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

The Town of Port Hedland is calling for residents to weigh in on the local coastline as it investigates erosion risks.

The Town is in the process of investigating and managing coastal erosion and the potential risk of storm tide flooding within the townsite.

Chief executive David Pentz said the process would ensure the coastal adaptation plan being prepared would be robust, fair and respectful of community values.

“Erosion and flooding of coastal areas, particularly during major storm and cyclonic events, has the potential to significantly impact on coastal development and enjoyment,” he said.

“It is important to account for the changing coastal environment by planning for these issues to reduce damage to public and private facilities.”

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An online survey has been released to residents via social media and the Town’s website so locals who use local beaches and facilities have the opportunity to contribute to the process.

The survey allows users to highlight the key things they enjoy and value about the coast. The first stage of the project includes undertaking a coastal processes assessment to identify hazards and community engagement.

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