Erosion guide for SA
A new guide has been created to help SA councils deal with coastal erosion.
The new guidelines aim to support coastal councils in assessing and quantifying the likely impacts of coastal inundation and erosion because of changing coastal and climate risks.
The Local Government Association (LGA) of South Australia received funding through the Local Government Research and Development Scheme and commissioned Edge Environment to develop the Coastal Adaptation Guidelines.
The guidelines build upon the 2012 coastal adaptation guidelines, including lessons from South Australian councils, as well as best practice examples from interstate and overseas.
The guidelines explore key areas of risks for councils including legal liability, financial impacts, planning and asset management. They present a six-step decision pathway to support councils in assessing and quantifying the likely impacts of inundation and erosion.