What does coastal vulnerability mean for Cockburn?
The City’s beaches and coastline are invaluable natural and community assets. Our beaches are however vulnerable to natural processes such as erosion and inundation, the impacts of which are predicted to increase in severity with climate change and sea level rise.
C Y O’Connor Beach is at present an erosion hot-spot, requiring ongoing active management in the form of annual sand replenishment to maintain a useable beach and prevent the loss of land and coastal assets. The City’s other beaches, such as Coogee Beach, are expected to experience significant erosion problems as sea levels rise as predicted over this century.
View the Detailed Coastal Hazard Mapping for the City of Cockburn coastline. Refer to the Coastal Vulnerability Study for further details regarding how to understand and interpret this hazard information.