Coastal Adaptation Strategy
The Coastal Adaptation Strategy (CAS) will assist in planning for the future management of Council’s coastline and associated infrastructure, as well as better understand identified risks to the community through the effects of potential sea level rise and changes to coastal processes.
Council has received $27,500 in funding support from the Coastal Protection Board and has engaged Wavelength Consulting to deliver the Coastal Adaptation Strategy.
This project will identify Council’s coastal priorities which will be used to inform actions and ongoing financial commitment to coastal management through Council’s strategic plans.
The Coastal Adaptation Strategy is proposed to cover the coastline between Cape Jaffa and Blackford Drain. This will include the areas of Cape Jaffa, Wyomi, Pinks Beach, Kingston SE township and Blackford drain area.
The draft CAS was released for community engagement on 20 October 2020 with community members able to submit comments or questions in response to the draft CAS. Feedback received has been captured in the Community Engagement Report which is able to be accessed via the link below. Having considered and incorporated the feedback received, Council endorsed an updated Kingston District Coastal Adaptation Strategy at its meeting of 23 March 2021..
full CAS can be accessed via the link below. Alternately, please contact the Council office to request a printed copy of the strategy. To assist the community to further understand and interpret some of the more technical components contained within the strategy, a series of Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are also available.
It is important to acknowledge that the CAS provides options for future adaptation pathways, with the community not locked into any specific approach. The CAS is starting the conversation and awareness for future planning, and where an option is not acceptable to the community, alternate pathways can be considered further.
It is also important to understand that the CAS is reflective of risks identified using current scenarios, and will need to be a fluid document moving forward, as additional data, research and strategies are pursued. Council will now progress key actions and recommendations within the strategy.