C.Y. O’Connor Beach - Erosion Protection Project

The City of Cockburn is asking for your input on how you use and what you most value about C.Y. O'Connor Beach in North Coogee.

Your feedback will be used to guide how we look at protecting this section of beach from erosion in the long term.

What’s Happened so Far

Coastal erosion is an ongoing occurrence along much of Western Australia’s coastline, including at C.Y. O’Connor Beach in the City of Cockburn. Over the past decade, the City has been monitoring and adapting to the effects of erosion with relocation and replenishment programs.

Sections of the dual use path alongside C.Y. O’Connor Beach were relocated in 2009 and 2013 and sand replenishment activities have been undertaken on several occasions since 2016. Around $300,000 has been invested in sand replenishment works over the past four years.

The City participated in the Cockburn Sound Coastal Alliance Coastal Vulnerability and Flexible Adaptation Pathways Project between 2013 and 2016, which resulted in expert reports that identify areas at risk of erosion and possible responses. These reports highlight C.Y. O’Connor Beach as vulnerable to erosion and recommend that planning and design is undertaken for a longer term solution.

Protecting C.Y. O’Connor Beach

Studies indicate that without further action, erosion is likely to worsen at this location, placing surrounding infrastructure and the amenity of beach-goers at risk. The current and future environmental, social and economic values of the land and assets in this area are significant, such that retreat and abandonment is not considered a practicable option.

With no action, the shoreline is predicted to progressively recede to the point that it consumes the dunes, parkland and Robb Road, and eventually reaches the adjacent freight rail line, resulting in the loss of beach and community access.

To improve protection, the City is investigating long-term engineering designs to mitigate erosion. To do so, the City is seeking your input on how you use and what you most value about this section of our coastline.

Have Your Say

  • Complete the survey below
  • Write a submission to comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au
  • Drop past the Community Workshop on Saturday 9 November at C.Y. O’Connor Beach grassed area (Rollinson Road entry) any time between 10am and 3pm
  • Share your thoughts on the Discussion Board below

Comments close 4pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

Want to know more?

The City of Cockburn is asking for your input on how you use and what you most value about C.Y. O'Connor Beach in North Coogee.

Your feedback will be used to guide how we look at protecting this section of beach from erosion in the long term.

What’s Happened so Far

Coastal erosion is an ongoing occurrence along much of Western Australia’s coastline, including at C.Y. O’Connor Beach in the City of Cockburn. Over the past decade, the City has been monitoring and adapting to the effects of erosion with relocation and replenishment programs.

Sections of the dual use path alongside C.Y. O’Connor Beach were relocated in 2009 and 2013 and sand replenishment activities have been undertaken on several occasions since 2016. Around $300,000 has been invested in sand replenishment works over the past four years.

The City participated in the Cockburn Sound Coastal Alliance Coastal Vulnerability and Flexible Adaptation Pathways Project between 2013 and 2016, which resulted in expert reports that identify areas at risk of erosion and possible responses. These reports highlight C.Y. O’Connor Beach as vulnerable to erosion and recommend that planning and design is undertaken for a longer term solution.

Protecting C.Y. O’Connor Beach

Studies indicate that without further action, erosion is likely to worsen at this location, placing surrounding infrastructure and the amenity of beach-goers at risk. The current and future environmental, social and economic values of the land and assets in this area are significant, such that retreat and abandonment is not considered a practicable option.

With no action, the shoreline is predicted to progressively recede to the point that it consumes the dunes, parkland and Robb Road, and eventually reaches the adjacent freight rail line, resulting in the loss of beach and community access.

To improve protection, the City is investigating long-term engineering designs to mitigate erosion. To do so, the City is seeking your input on how you use and what you most value about this section of our coastline.

Have Your Say

  • Complete the survey below
  • Write a submission to comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au
  • Drop past the Community Workshop on Saturday 9 November at C.Y. O’Connor Beach grassed area (Rollinson Road entry) any time between 10am and 3pm
  • Share your thoughts on the Discussion Board below

Comments close 4pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

Want to know more?

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