Derby Coastal Vulnerability Study
Derby Townsite Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)
The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley has received funding from the Department of Planning to prepare a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for the town site of Derby.
In August 2016, Council received a Coastal Vulnerability Study which examines potential future threats from coastal inundation, erosion, stormwater flooding and climate change. The Study identified that portions of the town site are at risk of coastal hazards, namely inundation and erosion, over a 100 year planning timeframe, with impacts considered at present day, 2060 and 2110.
Under State Planning Policy 2.6 – State Coastal Planning Policy, a CHRMAP must be undertaken for areas at risk of coastal hazards. The CHRMAP will develop a plan to strategically adapt, as a community, to these risks. The delivery stages of the project include:
- coastal hazard risk identification and assessment;
- coastal risk evaluation based on community and stakeholder engagement;
- identification of adaptation options to mitigate coastal hazard risk; and
- assessment of adaptation options to identify preferred options.
Community and stakeholder workshops commenced in September 2016. Should you wish to discuss the findings of the Coastal Vulnerability Study please contact Noel Myers, Shire Planner on 9191 0999.