coastal management

Coastal management
The Spatial And Ecological Dimensions Of The Issue
• Coastal Management
• Spatial dimension –length of coastline of 30 270 kilometres surrounds
continent with cliffs, bay, beaches, lagoons, coral reefs, wetlands and
• -Ninety per cent of Australians live within 50 kilometres of the cost.
• The majority of Australia’s World heritage sites are located in the coastal
• Ecological dimension
• -Drift of population to the coastal resources since Europe settlement
• - urban, industrial, agriculture, recreational and tourist activities put
additional pressure on coasts.
• Processes
• -Erosion (rock platforms, blowholes)
• -Transportation (waves, longshore drift)
• -Deposition (tombolos, spits)
• -Weathering ( corrosion and corrosion)
Newspaper articles on coastal management
Marine centre and university in partnership:
The university of Newcastle and the central coast marine discovery
center are working together to save and gain a better understanding
of the unique marine environment on the coast.
One of things they have done together is the launch of a display at the
marine discovery centre at Terrigal. They are also working together to
look at the state of the Port Jackson shark population on the coast.
The center will deliver cutting-edge marine research and the
opportunities for the university, its staff and students to inform the
community about coastal management.
Newspaper article on coastal management
Gosford and Wyong councils are wary of a new legislation which
could give residents the right to build their own sea walls to stop
coastal erosion. Its been debated in state parliament, the coastal
protection and other legislation amendment bill has been
slightly modified following public comment on the draft bill
earlier this year. The state climate change and environment
minister said the proposed bill would provide a balance between
protecting beaches and allowing landowners to protect their
homes. Under the legislation, landowners would have be
allowed to erect emergency coastal protection on beaches but
would first have to obtain a permit. But Gosford council
environment and planning directory said the proposed bill was
not a complete package, with guidelines yet to be finalised.
Identify the processes present
explaining one
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CZM is a dynamic, multidisciplinary and iterative process to promote
sustainable management of coastal zones. It covers the full cycle of
information collection, planning (in its broadest sense), decision making,
management and monitoring of implementation. ICZM uses the informed
participation and cooperation of all stakeholders to assess the societal goals
in a given coastal area, and to take actions towards meeting these objectives.
ICZM seeks, over the long-term, to balance environmental, economic, social,
cultural and recreational objectives, all within the limits set by natural
dynamics. 'Integrated' in ICZM refers to the integration of objectives and also
to the integration of the many instruments needed to meet these objectives.
It means integration of all relevant policy areas, sectors, and levels of
administration. It means integration of the terrestrial and marine components
of the target territory, in both time and space.

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