Avoiding erosion

Mr Nalder said the Department of Transport (DoT) provided technical advice to coastal managers such as the Shire of Gingin to ensure they understood and adapted to coastal hazards such as erosion and inundation.

‘Following a recent site inspection, DoT recommended the Shire undertake temporary sand nourishment in the area until a long-term management approach can be determined,’ Mr Nalder told the Times.

He said funds were available through the coastal adaptation and protection grant program to help local coastal managers, and the shires of Gingin, Dandaragan and the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) received $95,000 in the 2013-14 round.

The shires will hold two information sessions on coastal hazard planning in June, in Jurien Bay and Guilderton.

The first session will be held on June 10 at the Jurien Bay Council Chambers.

To attend, email Denaye Kerr at denayekerr@dan daragan.wa.gov.au or call 9652 0800.

The second session will be at the Guilderton Country Club on June 11.

To attend, email Cher Groves on eso@gingin.wa. gov.au or call 9575 2211.