The report of the 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference, which was held from 11 to 13 March, is now available.
The Conference was convened by the National Sea Change Taskforce at the RACV Resort, Cape Schanck, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. It was attended by representatives of coastal councils from all states, in addition to members of the coastal research community and representatives of relevant government agencies.
Read or download the conference report here:
2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference Report
Presentations by conference speakers are available as Adobe Acrobat (pdf) versions accessible from the links in the list of sessions and topics below.
WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 2015
CONFERENCE DAY ONE
INTRODUCTION TO THE REGION
Welcome to the Beautiful Mornington Peninsula
An overview of the local region by Mayor Bev Colomb,
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Michael Papageorgiou on behalf of Mayor Sandra Mayer, Frankston City Council
CASE STUDY: REGIONAL TOURISM
Coastal Tourism: A Case Study
Presenter – Ms Tracey Cooper, Executive Chair, Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board
PORT PHILLIP REGIONAL COASTAL ADAPTATION PLAN
Presenter – Mr Bernie Cotter, Executive Officer, Association of Bayside Municipalities
PANEL DISCUSSION: COASTAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
Coastal Issues and Challenges
Professor Bruce Thom AM, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists,
Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, Mr Jon Hickman, Chair, Victorian Coastal Council
Mr Bernie Cotter, Executive Officer, Association of Bayside Municipalities.
SEA LEVEL RISE AND PROJECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE.
Sea Level Change and Recent Australian Projections
Presenter – Dr John Church, CSIRO Fellow with the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research
COASTAL RESEARCH FORUM AND DISCUSSION:
The Scope of Liability for decision-making in coastal areas: how far do protections extend?
Presenter – Dr Justine Bell, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
Measuring the Social, Cultural and Economic Indicators for the First Gladstone Healthy Harbours Partnership Report Card
Presenter – Dr Sean Pascoe, Team Leader – Marine Resource Economics Team, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere Research
Managing Coastal Assets and Erosion Management
Presenter – Ms Jeska Dee, Team Leader Foreshore, Frankston City Council
Estimating Future Coastal Inundation and Erosion Hazards. Presenter – Dr Andrew McCowan, Managing Director, Water Technology Pty Ltd
Planning for our coastal communities in a changing climate: a pathways approach
Presenter – Mrs Ellen Witte, Associate Policy Advisory, SGS Economics & Planning
Volunteer group leading community engagement projects towards coastal adaptation.
Presenter – Ms Silvia De San Laureano Quiñones, Environment Project Officer, Moyne Shire Council
PRACTICAL ACTION TO MANAGE COASTAL CLIMATE RISKS
Supporting practical action to manage the risks of climate change on the coast.
Workshop conducted by Dr Dave Rissik, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility .
THURSDAY 12 MARCH 2015 CONFERENCE DAY TWO
COASTAL POPULATIONS: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE – Trends in coastal populations with input from the ABS and case studies
Population Change In Seachange Regions
Presenter – Mr Andrew Howe, Senior Demographer, Regional Population Unit, Australian Bureau of Statistics
RESEARCH FORUM AND DISCUSSION: CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Developing a Framework for Managing Coastal Climate Risk in Australia
Presenter – Dr David Rissik, Deputy Director, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Social, Economic and Institutional Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation
Presenter – Prof Tim Smith, Director, Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast
CLIMATE ADAPTATION CASE STUDY
Coastal Adaptation – A Cooperative Regional Approach
Presenter – Ms Joanne Ludbrook, Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator, Peron Naturaliste Partnership
MANAGING AND FUNDING NATURAL DISASTERS IN COASTAL AUSTRALIA
Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities
Presenter – Mr Andrew Coghlan, National Manager Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross
PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION ON RESEARCH ON COASTAL AUSTRALIA
Overview of national research programs relevant to coastal councils
Presenter – Dr Andy Steven, Research Director, CSIRO Coastal, Oceans & Atmosphere Flagship
Slipping through the net: the impact of incremental development on the built and natural environments of coastal towns
Presenter – Dr David Beynon, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University
Planning and bushfire risk in a changing climate
Presenter – Prof Barbara Norman, Foundation Chair in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Canberra
Development of Frankston Coastal Management Plan –
Presenter – Ms Simone Bonella, Leisure Planner, Frankston City Council
Check list for Environmental Governance of Coasts
Presenter – Dr Janette Shaw, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
Beach System Ecoservices, Economic Value and Coastal Management
Presenter – Dr Boyd Blackwell, Research Fellow, University of New England
Coastal Planning “Matters”
Presenter – Ms Virginia Brook, Strategic Planner – Coastal, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2015
CONFERENCE DAY THREE
VICTORIA’S APPROACH TO COASTAL MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
The Hon Lisa Neville MP, Victorian Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water
VICTORIAN COASTAL MANAGEMENT ACT OVERVIEW
How To Obtain Coastal Policy Stability – Twenty Years Of The Victorian Coastal Management Act 1995
Presenters – Dr Geoff Wescott, Associate Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, and Mr Jon Hickman, Chair, Victorian Coastal Council
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CASE STUDY
Surf Coast Surfing Industry Report
Presenter – Ms Kate Sullivan, Director of Planning and Environment, Surf Coast Shire Council
COASTAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
Climate Change Adaptation Projects: A Local and International Perspective.
Presenter – Mr Oliver Moles, Director Sustainable Development, Moyne Shire Council.
Local government management challenges in protecting and preserving Indigenous cultural heritage values along the coast Presenter – Mr Adam Magennis, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Officer, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
Coastal Caravan Parks and Economic Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation
Presenter – Dr Boyd Blackwell, Research Fellow, University of New England.
The Phoenix Rises: Margaret River Surfers Point Case Study Presenter – Mr Gary Evershed, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Augusta Margaret River