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Albany Surf Life Saving Club Redevelopment

BACKGROUND

ASLSC provides a highly valued community service for Albany and the Great Southern in the delivery of lifesaving, emergency response, first aid, training and education, and intergenerational sport, recreation, and community events.

In response to the recent infrastructure upgrades within the Middleton Beach Precinct and growing memberships, ASLSC undertook a review of its strategic vision to address several pressing challenges and opportunities affecting its future.

The expansion and redevelopment of the existing club house was identified as a key project to be delivered as part of the ASLSC Strategic Plan to provide:

  • A safer, more efficient, and welcoming community facility:
  • Improved lifesaving and water safety operations; and
  • Increased community engagement through new training and education spaces.

OBJECTIVES

The main project objectives are:

  • To address key safety risks related to the access and storage of motorised water safety equipment,
  • To improve the safety, capacity and efficiency of core delivery areas – lifesaving, emergency services, training and education, surf sports and competition, community capacity building;
  • To increase community benefit – improving the quality, capacity and accessibility of community facilities and services; and
  • To assist City of Albany meet growing community demand at Middleton Beach and support the Foreshore and Activity Centre redevelopment goals and community strategic plans.

SCOPE

The scope of work comprises of:

  • The expansion and separation of motorised water safety equipment and surf sports equipment.
  • A centralised and dedicated lifesaving hub
  • A new community meeting spaces to support community events and meeting activities. It is envisaged that community groups will be able to book this space at minimal cost – as opposed to booking the whole venue.

The Middleton Beach Public Toilets & Changerooms are located next to the ASLSC building, and do not form part of this project’s scope. There is currently a project underway to refurbish the Middleton Beach Public Toilets & Changerooms. Click here to find out more.

FUNDING

The total project value is $2,754,000.00 and has been funded from the following organisations:

  • WA Govt - DLGSCI
  • Lotterywest
  • City of Albany
  • Albany Surf Lifesaving Club

TIMING

Construction is expected to commence in March 2023.  During construction, the ASLSC building will not be available for use by community user groups. The adjacent public toilets and footpaths may also be unavailable for a short period of time during construction. Temporary facilities will be provided if required. The community be regularly updated with progress and disruption notices during constructions. 

 

ARCHITECTURAL IMPRESSIONS _ Concept Only

PUBLIC TOILETS

The Middleton Beach Public Toilets & Changerooms are located next to the ASLSC building, and do not form part of this (ASLSC Redevelopment ) project’s scope. A Project brief is attached to this page.

Oyster Harbour Foreshore Management Plan

The City of Albany is preparing a Foreshore Management Plan (FMP) for Oyster Harbour from the Emu Point Café to the Emu Point Marina.

The FMP is the next step after completion of the Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for the stretch of coastline between Middleton Beach and Emu Point. This area of coast is highly valued for its social, environmental and economic aspects, and the FMP will provide more detailed plans for management of specific areas.

The study area includes the coast and adjacent parks, beaches, playgrounds and car parks between Emu Point and the boat ramp.

The FMP will provide recommendations on appropriate land uses and functions that respond to changing coastline, through engagement with the community and key stakeholders. Technical support is being provided from engineers, landscape architects, town planners and City staff.

We have now reached a stage where preliminary designs are available for discussion, and we’d like the community to come along and view the plans and have their say.

There are lots of ways the community can view the plans and get involved:

  • The plans will be on display, and you can ask the team questions at the Emu Point Sporting Club, 2 Birss Street Emu Point, between 5pm and 7pm on Friday October 1, 2021.
  • Talk to us out the front of the Emu Point Café, 1 Mermaid Avenue, Emu Point, between 9:30am and 12:00pm on Saturday October 2, with plans available for viewing.
  • Project information boards with plans will be on display at the Albany Public Library, City of Albany North Road Office and the BBQ enclosure adjacent to the Emu Point Café from 1st October 2021 to 17th October 2021.
  • View the plans and share your thoughts and ideas using the feedback form below or email via address below

Frequently Asked Questions 

Oyster Harbour Foreshore Management Plan, Emu Point - Marina  - Project Information

Oyster Harbour FMP Feedback Form

More Information?

If you would like more information about the project, please contact Emma Evans from the City of Albany on (08) 6820 3000 or email [email protected]

Information on the CHRMAP is available within the Completed Projects Page

Middleton Beach Public Toilets & Changerooms Refurbishment

BACKGROUND

The City of Albany maintains public open space infrastructure to ensure amenities are easy to access for everyone and encourage the use and enjoyment of public places by all members of the community. This includes people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, older people, young people and families.

The Middleton Beach Public Toilets and Changerooms facility is highly used by the community and visitors but is an aging asset that does not meet current standards for accessibility. Refurbishment of the Middleton Beach Public Toilets and Changerooms is planned for in the 2023/24 financial year. The refurbishment project will ensure access to safe, clean, and accessible public toilets for our residents and travellers visiting Middleton Beach.

OBJECTIVES

Safety

  • Prioritise the safety of all public toilet and changeroom users. Incorporate Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to minimise opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour

Accessibility

  • Ensure the public facilities meet current standards for accessibility. Ensure compliance with relevant standards and other best practice accessibility guidelines.

Inclusion

  • Incorporate best practice design principles to meet the needs of all residents and visitors, of all ages and abilities.
  • Cater for gender inclusiveness and family friendly facilities.

Best Practice Design

  • Incorporate appropriate fixtures that are durable, robust, and easy to maintain.
  • Design to be responsive to the local context and character to integrate with recent and future development works occurring in the Middleton Beach precinct.
  • Balance current and future community needs and expectations to ensure Middleton Beach continues to be a premier destination for locals and visitors.

SCOPE

The refurbishment will provide high quality and compliant toilet and change facilities for use by all members of the community and visitors. Works will involve:  

  • Replacement of old fixtures and fittings including toilet pans, shower roses, sinks, baby change, hooks and bench seating.
  • Construction of a compliant Universal Access Toilet (UAT) to replace the existing non-compliant facility.
  • Public open space improvements including widened under covered area, more seating, bag hooks, improved lighting and security.

The refurbishment is limited to works within the existing building footprint. This is due to site and budget constraints however, there is an opportunity to review the ratio of toilets, showers and change space within the existing footprint.

FUNDING

This refurbishment project will be funded from the City of Albany Capital Works Budget.  

TIMING

Works are expected to commence and be completed in the 2023/24 financial year.

SITE CONTEXT

The Middleton Beach Public Toilets & Changerooms are externally accessible and attached to the existing Albany Surf Life Saving Club facility, along Middleton Beach foreshore.

The facility currently provides split gender toilets, showers, change rooms and a separate unisex UAT with shower. Other existing public toilets, outdoor showers and bench seating, are located in close proximity. The diagram below shows the location and distances of existing public amenities available in the Precinct.

CONSULTATION SUMMARY

The community was invited to provide feedback on the safety, amenity, and accessibility on the Middleton Beach Public Toilets and Changerooms. Feedback was collected during a two-week period, 8-22 November via an online and hardcopy survey. 85 submissions were received, with a majority of respondents aged between 30-65 with varied frequency of facility use. 

Safety:

  • 85% of respondents valued cleanliness in a public toilet facility the most, followed by safety (47%), accessibility (43%) and privacy (40%).
  • Majority of respondents (75%) feel safer using a split gender toilet configuration (separate make and female toilet entrances). There was support have unisex facilities but as an option or in addition to a split gender arrangement.
  • Respondents feel safer using individual shower cubicles than open shower arrangements.

Respondent comments:

“I don't think all toilets/ change rooms should be unisex. If there was an opportunity to provide one or two unisex toilets/ change rooms that would be a better option.”

“Unisex toilets & Changerooms are dangerous separate female & male are much safer for everyone”

“Please keep female change rooms, toilets and showers separate from male, and provide unisex/disabled facilities for people who need these.”

“Please ensure that a safe place for our teens to get changed and shower while waiting for their parents to collect them after beach days with friends.”

Amenity:

Overall, more than half of the respondents (56%) were generally satisfied with the public toilet and change facilities at Middleton Beach, noting that small improvements could be made. Manjimup public toilets were mentioned as a precedent for good toilet design. Manjimup public toilets and Frenchman Bay were also noted as good design for universal access.

The top four improvements included:

    1. Family change facilities (58%)
    2. Improved lighting (43%)
    3. More external change space (includes hooks and bench seating) (35%)
    4. Lockers for public hire (34%)

“Great example of public toilets - Manjimup - Giblett St - no touch surfaces, sensor for hand soap, water and hand air dryer, high quality stainless finishes, dark surfaces to deter graffiti, easy to maintain and clean.”

Although expanding the existing building footprint is out of scope, it should be noted many additional comments related to the need for public amenity in this area, for example: 

“These facilities are not coping with the expanding use especially early in the morning. Over the past 5 years I have seen a marked increase in the number of early morning swimmers…”

“Given the amount of money spent on enhancement of the Middleton Beach & on other sporting/recreational facilities, it is difficult to understand the City's lack of action on this essential facility…“

“The project is a waste of time, just a band aid solution without addressing the main problem of lack of space.”

“I have to say, that it still befuddles me that the City obtained over $10million in funding for the Middleton Beach enhancement project, yet the public facilities were ignored in this...I am so very grateful for the hot showers, but honestly, the lack of space has become the key issue for me personally...”

Accessibility:

  • 25% of respondent would like to see improved accessibility to and within the public facilities and suggested the following:
    • Improved signage
    • larger than standard UAT
    • adult change table
    • sliding door or automatic opening
  • 69% of respondents would use a unisex change facility (includes toilet amenity).
  • There were repeated comments for lower/child friendly basins and change table.

Respondent Comments:

“It is easy to make it all unisex then everyone feels comfortable there. It helps parents of kids who are a different sex and it helps people who are tans and or non-binary to feel welcome and safe.”

“See Manjimup facilities, unisex opening directly to the outside are safer, more efficient. Most events don’t separate the sexes with the hire toilets, people are now used to this configuration.”

“Middleton needs a disabled changing area just like the one near due south. No need for more toilets and showers there are plenty in the area.”

Configuration

The community was asked to provide feedback on the ratio of toilets vs showers.

  • Unisex facilities were most requested to be reviewed with 38% of respondents wanting to see more unisex change space to cater for parents and gender diverse, followed by 26% of respondents requesting unisex toilets (26%) and showers (22%).
  • Although 27 respondents selected more female showers and less female toilets, 12 respondents selected there should be no change to the ratio of female showers and toilets. This was a similar response for the dedicated men’s facilities

Next Steps

A design consultant has been engaged to prepare a concept design for the refurbishment of the Public Toilets.

Construction of the works are expected to commence and be completed in the 2023/24 financial year.

Middleton Beach Foreshore Enhancement

This project is a realisation of the adopted Foreshore Management Plan and a $9 million partnership between the Commonwealth Government, DevelopmentWA (formally known as LandCorp) and the City of Albany.

It is intended that this project will bring a number benefits, including; coastal protection measures, improved drainage and water treatment, provision of service infrastructure, promenade treatments, enhanced public facilities, access and amenities and event space creation.

Since the completion of Stage 1 coastal protection sea wall & civil works in 2020, the Middleton Beach Foreshore Enhancement Project has achieved a number of significant progress milestones including main carpark extension and enhancement, new service access and disabled access parking to 3 Anchors, and parkland landscape upgrades have been carefully sequenced to maintain public access to the foreshore and beach at all times.  This has involved running concurrent works packages in Ellen Cove, central and northern Promenade, and Albany Surf Club surroundings concluding in December 2021.  Additional State Government stimulus funding (administered through DevelopmentWA) has made further upgrades within the Ellen Cove precinct possible, with Stage 3 commencing in 2022.  

 Middleton Beach  Project Poster

Stage 1 Sea Wall _Information Board

Stage 2 Landscape _ Information Board

Middleton Beach Foreshore Enhancement Nov 2020  

DevelopmentWA (formerly Landcorp) Activity Centre

DevelopmentWA Activity Centre Information 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING WORKS

ELLEN COVE AMPHITHEATRE :

Asset renewal works will commence in the Ellen Cove amphitheatre in August 2022. 

The amphitheatre will be fenced off with no access from Marine Drive or the foreshore promenade.  

A site storage compound will also be fenced off. 

Works will include structural repairs and renewal of stone retaining walls and furniture, following by signage and interpretation installation.  

Please take care in the area while works are in progress.  The jetty and boardwalk will remain open but some modifications to access may be required intermittently.

NORTHERN LANDSCAPE :

Asset upgrade works are set to commence in the northern parkland between the Surf Club and the Caravan Park in August 2022. 

A worksite will be fenced off with no access from Marine Drive or the foreshore promenade.

Works include the replacement of picnic shelters, lighting and bbq, new pathway connections, and formalisation of the dune maintenance edge.  

Please take care in the area while works are in progress.  The dual use path and surrounding parkland will remain open but some modifications to access may be required intermittently.

BACKGROUND - STAGE 3 – LANDSCAPE WORKS EXTENSION

The following project areas received additional funding through WA State Government and will be completed by the end of 2022.

a) Northern Landscape Area (between Big 4 and Surf Club)

Works completed to June 2022

  • Promenade extension from Surf Club to Caravan Park
  • Partial upgrades to lighting
  • Carpark enhancement – retaining walls and garden beds

Works to be completed by End 2022

  • Asset upgrades – picnic shelter with lighting & furniture, path connections, northern beach shower
  • Complete park lighting upgrades
  • Make good turf, irrigation, dune planting and formalise edge
  • Signage & interpretation

Update November 22

Facility upgrades in the parkland between the Surf Club and Caravan Park have also commenced, with demolition, bulk earthworks, service prelays and the installation of footings for maintenance edge walls and shade structures completed over the last 2 weeks. 

Works scheduled for November include the installation of multipole footings, precast concrete walling, shade structures, and commencement of retaining walls and paving. 

December will see the installation of new beach showers and bbq, picnic furniture (subject to supply) and completion of pavements, kerbing, integrated artworks and soft works.

 b) Ellen Cove & Amphitheatre Upgrade 

Works completed to June 2022

  • Lower terrace stone wall reconstruction
  • Lighting
  • Partial seating and picnic facilities

Works to be completed by December 2022

  • Mid & Upper terrace stone wall reconstruction
  • Seating and picnic facilities
  • Signage & interpretation and artwork
  • Formalise connection between concrete promenade and stone beach access stairs
  • Some embankment stabilisation measures near drainage outfall, planting and fencing

Update November 22

Renewal of the Ellen Cove amphitheatre is continuing with a major milestone reached last week following completion of the major retaining walls.  Preparations are now underway for the construction of new stone stairs, installation of granite boulders, and earthworks preparation for turfing. Replacement furniture suite for the terraces is currently being fabricated and will be installed on completion.

Public artwork maintenance works will also be carried out over November, and further Robert Neill inspired interpretive features are being prepared for incorporation into the terrace walls.

 ELLEN COVE JETTY WALKWAY

In May 2022 the City undertook consultation on one of the important components of the Stage 3 funded works as part the Development Approval process, the “Jetty Link”.  A summary of results can be found here:

  • Of the survey respondents 15% were in favour of the proposed design,  85% were against in proposed design - of those 36% would be supportive of an alternative design alignment that had less impact on the natural setting.
  • A subsequent review of alternatives could not establish a viable option for a new direct on grade link to the Jetty, due to the presence of underlying granite, the steep nature of the topography (both natural and engineered), the narrow corridor width and the fixed location of the boardwalk structure, and the prohibitive cost and impact of retaining walls and earthworks on the natural landscape character which the community wishes to preserve.
  • A modified scope of works will address improvements to the boardwalk pathway link, embankment and beach access connections, and will be tied in the with stone wall and furniture asset upgrades within the amphitheatre terraces.  Works will commence in August 2022.
  • Please refer attachment for detailed responses received:

Summary of Feedback Received - Jetty Link May 2022

LANDSCAPE WORKS COMPLETED DECEMBER 2021

Information on the DevelopmentWA Activity Centre & Hotel Site 

  • Following the Development Application approval for 6 innovative new homes (Duettes), the builder procurement process continues.  
  • Progress continues with civil works, with the next phase to include subdivision and public infrastructure.  

more information :
 https://developmentwa.com.au/projects/industrial-and-commercial/middleton-beach-albany/overview

Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)

At the City of Albany Ordinary Council Meeting on the 17th December 2019, Council adopted the City’s first Final Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for the Emu Point to Middleton Beach area. The Final CHRMAP combines all of the relevant information from the CHRMAP process into one final report, including all the relevant reports and feedback from the community. A copy of the final CHRMAP report can be found below:

CHRMAP Implementation Plan 

The CHRMAP Implementation Plan is a succinct easy to read standalone document that provides an overview of the CHRMAP process and details the recommended management options for the key assets at risk.

CHRMAP Implementation Plan FINAL

CHRMAP &  Appendices

CHRMAP Final 

CHRMAP Appendices

Public Comment Summary and Response

Public Comment Summary and Response

The City’s Final CHRMAP report has resulted in 11 recommendations which are contained in the CHRMAP document and Implementation Plan. These recommendations will enable the City to make more informed coastal management decisions in the future and provide direction for how the City’s coastal hazard risks will be managed until the next review is required. The City’s CHRMAP will be updated and reviewed every five to ten years, and in accordance with the State Planning policy 2.6

State Planning Policy No. 2.6

State Coastal Planning Policy Guidelines

Background

The City of Albany prepared a CHRMAP for the area of coast from Ellen Cove to the Emu Point Boat Pens. The CHRMAP was completed in accordance with State Planning Policy 2.6: State Coastal policy and associated guidelines. This is the first CHRMAP that has been completed for the City of Albany.

This CHRMAP is designed to identify coastal inundation and erosion hazards for the project area and recommends controls to manage and mitigate the risks, when they should be implemented and what the impact will be in terms of effectiveness, cost environmental and social impact and reversibility.

The CHRMAP is based on extensive technical background research and investigations, community and stakeholder values and inputs, recognition of strategic planning and governance interventions available to the City and the need for culturally and economically acceptable outcomes.

CHRMAP Background Documents

Coastal Vulnerability Study Evocoast

Background Documentation Hazard Mapping Study

What's Next?

The City will continue to monitor the project area. The monitoring framework is contained within the CHRMAP document.

The City’s CHRMAP will be updated and reviewed every five to ten years, and in accordance with the State Planning Policy 2.6 and associated guidelines.

As a recommendation of the CHRMAP the City has commenced a Foreshore Management Plan for the Emu Beach area. Community Engagement will be an integral part of this project.

 If you would like to be involved in further community engagement or like any more information on the above project please contact: [email protected]

CHRMAP Monitoring Plan Final

CHRMAP Monitoring Plan

City of Albany Photo Beach Monitoring

The Emu Point to Middleton Beach Photo Monitoring Program was developed in 2014 as part of the Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Adaptation and Protection Strategy. This strategy covers the coastal system that includes Oyster Harbour, Emu Point and Middleton Beach. The development of the Strategy was important to gain community input; assess all previous studies; identify gaps in the data and fill them; understand the values and essential character of the coastal region; and to identify viable management options for short and long term.

The Emu Point to Middleton Beach Photo Monitoring Program is designed as a simple, inexpensive, scientifically valid, long range data gathering exercise, easily learned and maintained, easily expanded or contained, and engaging interested community members as volunteers.

Outcomes of the program include:

  • Contribute to a detailed database of coastline change for the area of coast from Ellen Cove (Middleton Beach) to the Emu Point Boat Pens;
  • Collect data that will inform present and future management decisions for this area of coast;
  • Provide data in an easily usable, retrievable and compatible form for local, regional, state and national data gathering;
  • Begin a historical process that can be taught to and handed on to future generations; and provide a model of data collection that can be applied to other areas of coastline.

This data can be viewed here:

Emu Point to Ellen Cove Beach Monitoring

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Project

Current Media Release August 2020

The aim of the Artificial Surf Reef (ASR) Project is to develop a reef structure at Middleton Beach to harness the existing wave energy and swell to produce a consistent surfable wave, designed specifically for beginner to intermediate surfers; given the lack of suitable surfing waves close to the town centre.

The concept of an artificial surf reef in Albany has been around for at least 20 years and has been heavily driven by the Albany community.

In March 2015, the City of Albany engaged specialist consultant engineers to investigate and prepare a report for the feasibility of an ASR at Middleton Beach which found that providing surfing amenity at Middleton Beach, through the construction of an ASR was feasible.

The State Government via the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development committed $5 million towards the project’s progression, with detailed design currently underway, lead by Bluecoast Consulting Engineers.

The detailed design phase will refine the design solution and cost to enable confidence for additional investment to be sought for the estimated $9 million projects’ implementation.

Project Vision

“To create a consistent, surfable wave central to Albany, driving benefits for the community, tourism, economic development, and the retention of the region’s younger age demographic”

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Community Update & FAQs

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Project Overview

City of Albany Artificial Surf Reef Feasibility Survey Results 2016 

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Executive Summary Detailed Design

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Executive Business Case 2020

COMMUNITY SURVEY 2020

The City of Albany is inviting community & visitors to share their views on the proposed Albany Artificial Surf Reef at Middleton Beach, which is currently in the project detailed design phase.
Prior to completing the survey, it is recommended that you watch the Albany Artificial Surf Reef project video in it's entirety.
This survey should take 5 minutes to complete. Your survey will be kept in confidence and used for data collection only. 
Comments and survey will close on September 14, 2020.
Each completed survey will go into a draw to win a $100 voucher to a local business of their choice.

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Community Survey

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Video With Subtitles 

Albany Artificial Surf Reef Video - No Subtitles

Albany Motorsport Park

Down Road, Drome 

Project Outcomes

The development of a family friendly, affordable and sustainable multi-use motor sport park for the Great Southern Region, that will accommodate most motorsport disciplines and compatible sports, maximising the commercial benefits of shared facilities.

Motorsport in Albany & the surrounding areas is already known to be popular, with several well organised clubs, a national-level venue for speedway, a state-level venue for go-karts and widely recognised events such as the Albany Classic, Show ‘n Shine and Targa Albany Sprint. Some motorsport disciplines particularly motorcycle racing and motocross lack suitable regional facilities. The concept of the Albany Motorsport Park has been designed with flexibility for a variety of user groups and specifically to meet current and future safety requirements for motorcar and motorcycle racing and other compatible sports, like cycling.

Project Board   Albany Motorsport Park

Mounts Master Plan

A Plan to Conserve and Enhance

The Mounts Master Plan (Mt Adelaide Irrerup & Mt Clarence Corndarup) aims to provide a comprehensive long term vision and action plan for the Mounts which respects and enhances its significant natural, cultural and recreational assets. Through the establishment of a clear vision and refined set of guiding principles, the Master Plan will establish a flexible and overarching framework, outline simple criteria to align project outcomes, identify strategies and inform decision-making to guide sustainable investment and management over time.

The Mounts Master Plan Engagement Report has been prepared based on strategic opportunities, community feedback and priorities.  These documents will inform the preparation of an Implementation Plan.

Engagement Report: Community + Stakeholder Feedback to Draft Master Plan

Appendix A_Figures Submitted with Feedback

Appendix B_Mounts Master Plan Draft Report FINAL

Appendix C_Key Project Sheets

Appendix D_Community and Stakeholder Engagement Feb 2020

Community & Stakeholder Engagement Documents

Appendices documents within the Community & Stakeholder Engagement Summary

A_Master Plan Summary Document - Presented to Community and Stakeholders

B_Mounts Master Plan Survey

C_Mounts Master Plan Matrix Sheet

D_Mounts Master Plan Feedback Sheet

Princess Royal Harbour Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) 

The City of Albany in conjunction with the State Government and Southern Ports is developing a Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) to identify key assets along the coast and measures the City may take to preserve them against the impact of coastal hazards.

Study Area 

The below figure illustrates the area of interest (orange line). 

Climate Change and Coastal Hazards 

Climate change, including rising sea levels, is predicted to increase the level of erosion of sandy coastlines and inundation (flooding) of low-lying areas.

The coastline associated with the Princess Royal Harbour is low lying and therefore may be at risk to erosion and inundation. There are pressures on the Princess Royal Harbour coastal zone for land use and development for a variety of purposes including public access, recreation, residential and industry. Governments at all levels and private parties (individuals, businesses and the community) each have important, complementary and differentiated roles in managing risk arising from coastal hazards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the project FAQs here.

Project Timeline

The CHRMAP will be completed in 8 Stages, with community and stakeholder engagement undertaken along the way.

Community and Business Reference Group - EOI Now Open 

Another part of the community and stakeholder engagement for the CHRMAP is establishing a Community and Business Reference Group (CBRG) to help guide and provide advice around key milestones of the project. The members of the CBRG will act as conduits between the community and the project team, helping to share important information and knowledge both ways.

We are still seeking business representatives to join the CBRG and have a couple of places remaining, please complete the EOI form below if you are a business representative willing to join. You can view the Terms of Reference for the CBRG and learn more about the selection criteria through the links below:

CBRG Terms of Reference

CBRG Selection Criteria

CBRG Expression of Interest Form

Pop Up Information Sessions

A pop-up information session was held on Saturday 2 April with 45 attendees. 

Download the Information Brochure here

Policy and Guidelines 

The CHRMAP will be prepared in accordance with the WA Coastal Zone Strategy, the State Planning Policy 2.6 – State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6) and the CHRMAP Guidelines.

Details on the strategic and policy intent can be found at the following links.

https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2021-07/CST-WA_Coastal_Zone_Strategy.pdf

https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2021-07/SPP-CST-SPP2-6_Policy.pdf

https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2021-07/GD_CST_coastal_hazard_risk_management-guidelines-July2019.pdf

Register to stay informed 

If you’d like to stay informed about the progress and engagement opportunities of this project, please register your email here.

Mt Adelaide Irrerup & Mt Clarence Corndarup Trails

The City is required to provide DWER further information requested as part of the clearing permit application assessment, part of this information required was to produce a detailed design and documentation package on the alignment of the trails. A trail designer and team of environmental consultants were engaged in May 2022 to address DWERs request for information and finalise the trail alignment.

Whilst undertaking detail design of the trails and collating the additional survey information requested by DWAE a section of critical habitat was identified for protection. A minor amendment has been made to the trail corridor alignment to avoid this habitat. The corridor amendment has been submitted as a variation under the bilateral agreement.

The trail realignments have significantly reduced any impact on the habitats of protected flora and fauna. These new alignments have been developed through considerable stages of environmental assessment and in consultation with DWER and DCCEEW.  The potential impacts have been further reduced by commitments the City has made for during the construction of these trails: no trees over a certain diameter will be cleared, any potential nesting hollows have been assessed, and qualified flora and fauna specialists and spotters will be on-site during any clearing works.

 The City has also committed to a substantial revegetation program at the Mounts to offset any clearing carried out. This will see the rehabilitation of existing unsanctioned trails and other degraded areas. 

 It is key to note that the clearing envelope advertised is for the trail corridor (buffer)  and not the final alignment, which will be significantly narrower and micro-sited by the environmental consultants on site.

 

DWER APPLICATION currently open for submissions till 15 December

https://www.der.wa.gov.au/our-work/clearing-permits/clearing-permit-applications