The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has recently released the ‘Coastal Erosion in NSW: Statewide Exposure Assessment’.
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has recently released ‘The NSW Estuary Tidal Inundation Exposure Assessment’.
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has recently released a report on ‘Sea Level Rise – Science and Synthesis for NSW’.
The MyCoast NSW Study was undertaken by UNSW in partnership with the Sydney Coastal Councils Group and NSW Surf Life Saving, and funded through the joint State and Commonwealth Natural Disaster Resilience Program.
The MyCoast NSW Study explores what the New South Wales community understands about coastal erosion and coastal inundation, as well as the driving forces behind these hazards: sea level rise and severe coastal storms. In this context, it highlights community knowledge, perceptions, values and attitudes of NSW coastal communities in relation to ‘their coast’ and key themes related to associated management issues and strategies.
The purpose of the MyCoast NSW Study was to provide an evidence-based platform that will assist local governments and coastal management professionals in the future development of suitable and effective educational strategies and programs to help improve the ability of NSW coastal communities to adapt sustainably to the risk of coastal erosion and inundation.
Project resources including a final report, factsheets and a study guide for high school teachers are available at www.bees.unsw.edu.au/nsw-my-coast-study, or can be downloaded below:
The Sydney Harbour Estuary Processes Study was undertaken in partnership with Greater Sydney Local Land Service, Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney Institute of Marine Science and City of Sydney Council. The study report published in June 2018 contributes to Stage 2 of the Greater Sydney Harbour Coastal Management Program (detailed studies of vulnerabilities and opportunities) to fill gaps in current knowledge about the coastal management issues affecting Sydney Harbour.
The Study report and associated appendices are available for download below:
In 2013, The Nature Conservancy developed a report on ‘Integrated Infrastructure into Urban Coastal Resilience‘.
The CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology have released the State of the Climate 2018 Report.
The report is available here for download.
For further information go to https://www.csiro.au/en/Showcase/state-of-the-climate
Guidelines for Sand Nourishment have been developed through the Office of Environment and Heritage Coastal Processes and Responses Node. The Report provides guidance on artificial sand nourishment to improve beach amenity and/or increase protection for backshore assets. ‘It may be a standalone measure for protection, or be used to improve the beach amenity in combination with other adaptation measures such as a seawall’.
Guidelines for Seawall Adaptation have been developed through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Coastal Processes and Responses Node. ‘These guidelines provide information to help decision makers using a risk-based approach to optimise upgrades for existing structures and to design for staged construction of new seawalls that are resilient and adaptive to changing conditions’.
The Final Report on the Greater Sydney Harbour Estuary Coastal Management Program Scoping Study developed by BMT, June 2018, in partnership with the Greater Sydney Local Land Service, Office of Environment and Heritage and City of Sydney.