LINKS TO USEFUL
The purpose of this section is to provide quick and useful links
to relevant sites relating to coastal zone management. The
list will be regularly updated and maintained. It is by no means
comprehensive, but provides a starting point for answering many
questions you may have. Bookmark this page or add it to
your favourites in your web browser for quick access.
1. Coastal Engineering in Australia
- The Engineers Australia,
National Committee on Coastal and Ocean
Engineering web site includes relevant contact
information and freely downloadable copies of NCCOE publications on
coastal engineering and climate change.
- The Australasian Coasts and Ports conference series is the
premier Australian Coastal and Ocean Engineering conference.
Coasts and Ports
2011 is to be held in Perth Western Australia in November
2011. Coasts & Ports 2009 was held in Wellington New Zealand in
2. NSW Government Coastal Zone Management
- The Manly Hydraulics
Laboratory is a business unit within the NSW Department of
Service, Technology and Administration and collects and archives
coastal process data for NSW. The site provides real time access
to wave data along the NSW coast.
- The NSW
Coastline Management Manual is available in PDF format
through the web site of the Australian Government
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. The
manual is currently under review by the NSW Government as part
of a package of coastal reforms announced in November 2009.
NSW Coastal Policy 1997 can be downloaded as 2 PDF files
from the NSW Department of Planning web site.
- The NSW Department
of Planning (DOP) is responsible for regional and state
coastal planning in NSW. They work closely through local
government, providing the overall planning framework.
- The NSW
Department of Environment Climate Change and Water (DECCW)
is responsible for ensuring that Coastal science and engineering
advice is taken into account in the coastal management process.
They administer the Coastal Protection Act and manage the NSW
Coastal Management Program, the NSW Estuary Management Program
and the NSW Floodplain Management Program.
- Coastal management in NSW was formalised through the
adoption of the NSW
Coastal Protection Act in 1979. The NSW
Government is currently considering a consultation draft
Coastal Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
to amend the Act.
3. Climate Change
- The latest reports (AR4) of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) can be downloaded here. Information on
the preparation of AR5 and other climate change information and
news are available also.
- The Commonwealth
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
is directing research on climate change adaptation in Australia
and has a range of research projects underway. The
National Coastal Risk Assessment and various fact sheets
relating to Climate Change can be downloaded from this
4. Coastal Zone Management
- The Commonwealth Department of Environment, Water, Heritage
and the Arts (DEWHA) provides the Secretariat for the
Intergovernmental Coastal Advisory Group (ICAG) which was
charged with responsibility for developing the
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Framework and Plan
for the Australian coast..
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