The Town of Cambridge’s beaches are well-loved by local residents and those residing in surrounding areas of Perth’s western suburbs, as well as visitors and tourists who travel to enjoy them.
In 2012, coastal councils in Perth’s south west undertook research that found approximately $1.2 billion worth of assets were at risk from erosion, including many of the Town’s assets.
Further, Floreat Beach was identified as an erosion hotspot in a 2019 study commissioned by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Department of Transport. As such, the Town has appointed the consultant team of Cardno, element and the University of Western Australia to assist in developing a Coastal Hazard Risk Adaptation and Management Plan (CHRMAP) for its coastline, to inform future adaptation and management options.
The State Planning Policy 2.6 provides guidance on the planning principles and guidelines required for coastal development in Western Australia. It advocates the CHRMAP process as an effective approach to managing coastal zones that are vulnerable to present and future hazards.
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