Western Port Local Coastal Hazard Assessment
Western Port is one of four locations within Victoria where a Local Coastal Hazard Assessment (LCHA) has been undertaken as part of the Victorian Government’s Future Coasts Program. Led by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), the Future Coasts Program is designed to help Victorians understand and plan for climate risks along the coast by generating detailed coastal mapping and information. This information will assist in preparing Victorians for storm surges and possible sea level rise impacts into the future.
The Western Port Local Coastal Hazard Assessment (WPLCHA) involved detailed and comprehensive coastal hazard assessment, with a focus on inundation and erosion hazards around all shorelines of Western Port and French Island, as well as the northern shorelines of Phillip Island.
The information developed by the project will assist in better understanding, planning for, and managing coastal hazards. It will allow management agencies and other key stakeholders to identify and define triggers as the basis for short, medium and long term management responses.
Specifically, the information is intended to support decision-making about local infrastructure, natural asset management, emergency management planning, to inform land use planning and statutory planning decisions, and to provide information to support the development of adaptation plans.
Information from this project will also add to the suite of information available to help identify how and where State Government, Western Port Councils, the community, industry and other levels of government and governance agencies can work together to respond to or address the potential impacts of climate change.
Western Port Local Coastal Hazard Assessment: Documents via South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA)