Barwon South West Local Coastal Hazard Assessment (Phase 1) G21

The Barwon South West Local Coastal Hazard Assessment Phase 1 Project aims to build a detailed picture of existing and future coastal hazards within the region.

Shellfish reefs for shoreline protection of highly erodible coasts

The monitoring program aims to establish if the artificial reef is effective in dampening wave energy and accreting sand, which in turn is expected to broaden and stabilise the beach. The program will also monitor the colonisation of marine communities both on the reef and...

New South Wales community perceptions of coastal erosion and inundation

The purpose of this 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...

Regional patterns of erosion and sediment and nutrient transport in the Goulburn and Broken River catchments, Victoria

This report is about a project conducted as part of a National Land and Water Resources Audit (NLWRA) project for disseminating NLWRA nutrient and sediment budget information to catchment management agencies used SedNet modelling to determine the delivery of sediment and nutrients within the combined...
Journal article

Local adaptation responses in climate change planning in coastal Queensland

This paper reviews adaptation actions in climate change strategies by four urban Queensland coastal councils (e.g. Cairns, Gold Coast, Redland, and Sunshine Coast), and two community-based climate action plans for Bribie Island, and the Noosa Biosphere.
Conference paper

Beach Erosion and Nourishment in Gold Coast: Perceptions, Policies and Prospects

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...

The state of Australia’s soils

Several degraded soil conditions are currently causing environmental and economic concern in Australia, including acidification, erosion, salinity, depletion, structural decline and compaction.
Working paper

Financing adaptation to climate-induced retreat from coastal inundation and erosion

This paper examines an innovative proposal in the form of mortgage contingent loans which could minimise government involvement in protecting beachfront property, and therefore the risk to taxpayers.

Climate change risks to coastal buildings and infrastructure

This publication presents additional data on the exposure of commercial buildings (e.g. retail precincts), light industrial buildings, and transport infrastructure (road, rail, tramways).

Climate change, sea level rise and coastal subsidence along the Gippsland coast

The impacts of climate change are complex, difficult to predict, yet too far-reaching to ignore. This 2008 report outlines potential threats to assets and infrastructure in Gippsland and address issues like erosion and sand transport. When storms wash away our beaches where does the sand...