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Draft Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

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Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Planning

The City is currently in the process of preparing a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP), in accordance with State Planning Policy 2.6: State Coastal Planning (SPP 2.6).

What is a CHRMAP?

The CHRMAP is a strategic planning document that informs community and decision makers about potential coastal hazards (such as erosion and inundation), the risks and necessary actions. The CHRMAP will outline key directions for coastal adaption over a 100 year planning timeframe, while also prioritising management responses over the next 10 years. 

Title Type Size and format
CHRMAP Brochure Brochure PDF 1 MB

What is the process?

There are four key parts to the development of a CHRMAP, as shown below:

Flowchart illustrating the fours stages of CHRMAP.

CHRMAP Part 1 (Complete) 

Hazard assessment
Community Coastal Values Survey

CHRMAP Part 2 (Complete) 

Risk assessment and potential adaptation options
Public Information Sessions and Adaptation Workshops

CHRMAP Part 3 (Current Stage)

Draft Adaptation Plan
Draft Adaptation Plan released for public comment

CHRMAP Part 4 

Final Adaptation Plan

What does the CHRMAP cover?

The key aspects of the CHRMAP are to:

  1. Map the erosion and inundation hazard areas 
  2. Identify the risks to natural and built assets
  3. Explain the management options under SPP 2.6 
  4. Identify short term actions (to 2030)
  5. Identify long-term pathways for adaptation, beyond 2030. 

How do I view the draft CHRMAP?

The draft document can be viewed below.

Hard copies of the document are also available at the Mary Davies Library, Rockingham Library and Safety Bay Library.

Title Format Size and type
Draft Coastal Hazard Risk Manangement and Adaptation Plan Document PDF 30 MB

How do I have my say?

To have your say, you can make a submission via:

  • our feedback survey
  • online via Rock Port, our community engagement portal.
  • ​online via email
  • Mail to: Chief Executive Officer, City of Rockingham, PO Box 2142, Rockingham DC 6967

The draft CHRMAP is available for public comment until Tuesday 6 August 2019.

Questions to guide comments

Below are some key pointers you may wish to consider when making a submission: 

  • What are your views on the short term recommendations and implementation (Section 9 and 10)?
  • What are the your views on the long term priority areas for protection and managed retreat (Section 8.2)?
  • What are your views on future funding arrangements (Section 9.2)? 
  • Do you have any other comments or queries to be considered in the draft CHRMAP? 
  • How did you view the CHRMAP - online or in hard copy?

Rather meet face-to-face to find out more? 

Simply stop by one of the following drop-in information sessions to speak with a City officer and find out more about what the CHRMAP might mean for you.  

Where When
Gary Holland Community Centre 20 June 2pm-6pm
Safety Bay Library 25 June 2pm-6pm
Mary Davies Library and Community Centre 2 July 3pm–7pm
Alternatively, please contact Natalie Elliott, Coordinator Sustainability and Environment, or Brett Ashby, Manager Strategic Planning and Environment, on 9528 0333 or email