Denham Adaptation Options Survey

Published: Thursday, 20 December 2018 at 3:21:22 PM

The Denham Townsite Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) aims to provide the blueprint for adapting and addressing coastal hazards which are likely to affect the Denham townsite in the present-day, and over the next 10 to 50+ years. A CHRMAP is a strategic plan for decision makers to meet the challenges associated with coastal hazards, including erosion, inundation and sea level rise. The project will generate information on climate change and its impacts in the coastal zone within the Denham Townsite. This will enable the Shire of Shark Bay to optimise its use of the coastal foreshore reserve in present day, and plan for how this may change in the future. The CHRMAP will provide guidance for sustainable decision making by the Shire in terms of future land use planning and management within the whole project area.


The overall CHRMAP purpose is as follows:

  • To identify vulnerable assets (public and private) and the risk posed to them by coastal hazards
  • To preserve community values for present and future generations
  • To develop a plan that will allow the Shire to respond to identified risks through adaptation planning activities
  • To recommend monitoring plans to ensure the plan is working into the future as expected


In order to develop a plan, the Shire needs to know your thoughts. We have prepared a short, easy to complete survey to obtain this information. Please complete our short survey to help us to better plan for the future!

Adaption Options Survey

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