Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment Released
The Association of Bayside Municipalities welcomes the release of the Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment (PPBCHA). We have waited five years for this research to be completed and shared. Our priority now is to work through the data and to engage with the Victorian Government on next steps.
The PPBCHA is a critically important project because it provides land managers and owners with updated data on areas at risk of sea level rise, inundation, and erosion. This information is vital to guide risk management and mitigation measures. Further work now needs to be done at the local level to understand the implications of the hazard assessment in terms of potential risk and cost.
With the majority of Victoria's population living within 50km of the coast, sea level rise, coastal inundation and erosion present enormous social, environmental and economic risks. The 2022 Kompas report estimates impacts on land and property along the Victorian coast to reach a loss of $337 billion by 2100, with economic losses in residential areas mostly occurring around Port Phillip Bay.
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