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.
To address coastal hazards along the Cambridge coastline the Town engaged Cardno/Stantec to develop a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP). The plan has now been completed. It provides strategic direction for the management of coastal hazards and informs future adaptation and management options. The CHRMAP was developed with funding provided by the West Australian Planning Commission through the Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program.
This project was funded by the Western Australian Planning Commission through the Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program.
You can view the CHRMAP and the technical reports which informed its development here.