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Studies along the City’s coastline have identified that it is potentially vulnerable to the impacts of coastal hazards such as erosion, accretion and inundation over the next 100 years.

Winter storm events are already impacting parts of the coast, and it is thought that these will worsen. It is necessary for the City to undertake a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for its coastline. 

Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Planning

The City of Rockingham is about to commence the preparation of a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for our 37 km of coastline. The CHRMAP will outline key directions for coastal adaptation over a 100 year planning timeframe and prioritise management works over the next 10 years.

The CHRMAP will be developed in accordance with the Department of Planning’s State Planning Policy 2.6: State Coastal Policy (SPP2.6) and associated guidelines, with the technical components of the CHRMAP to be undertaken by a suitably qualified consultant.

How can I be involved?

There are four key parts to the development of a CHRMAP and there will be several opportunities for the community to be involved throughout this process, as shown below:

CHRMAP process flowchart




  1. Hazard assessment
  2. Community Coastal Values Survey


  1. Risk assessment and potential adaptation options
  2. Public Information Sessions and Adaptation Workshops


  1. Draft Adaptation Plan
  2. Draft Adaptation Plan released for public comment


Final Adaptation Plan

When can I be involved?

Opportunity Timing
Community Coastal Values Survey made available online September 2017
Information sessions and adaptation workshops Early 2018
Draft CHRMAP made available for public comment Late 2018

If you would like to receive CHRMAP project updates and be notified of up and coming surveys, information sessions and workshops, please subscribe through RockPort, the City’s online portal which can be accessed using any PC, tablet or mobile device.

Alternatively, you can email the City’s Coordinator Sustainability and Environment via to be placed on the CHRMAP project stakeholder register.

Fore more information on this project, please contact the ​Coordinator, Sustainability and Environment on
9528 0333 or ​

Frequently asked questions and more information

Title Type Size and format
Frequently Asked Questions Document PDF 357 kb
Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaption Plan Brochure Document PDF 989 kb