Coastal Walk and Talk - April 2023

Members only

This event is for registered members and ABM authorised guests only.


24 February 2023


all day


The Dell, Clifton Springs

ABM site tour ‘walk and talk’ of the newly installed nature-based defense structures at The Dell, Clifton Springs.

Presentations from:

Alex Goad | Director / Industrial Designer, Reef Design Lab - Industry leader in nature-based methods - international, national and local examples of nature-based approaches to coastal protection

Dr Rebecca Morris | Program Lead Eco-engineering, National Centre for Coasts and Climate, University of Melbourne - Research program monitoring the effectiveness and applicability of nature based approaches in Port Phillip Bay, and across Australia.

Ralph Roob | Strategic Coastal Planner, Greater Geelong City Council - Local council perspective - from concept to implementation including engagement within council and with local communities.

Field Trip: Following the presentations there will be short walk down to The Dell foreshore via a boardwalk. From the foreshore guests have the option of walking into the water to see the nature-based defense structures up close noting it is low tide 0.2-0.3m at this time.

This event is a partnership initiative of the Association of Bayside Municipalities and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

ABM Walk and Talk Event - The Dell Eco Reef, Clifton Springs

Photo: Jonathon Marsden (Hobsons Bay City Council)

ABM Walk and Talk Feb2023_JonathonMarsden2

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