Modelling Coastal Planning in Southwest Western Australia: Complexity, Collaboration and Climate Adaptation

Conference Paper

Project:

Coastal Aquatic Activity Study

Authors:

Assoc. Prof. Laura Stocker, Deborah Kennedy, Sarah Metcalf, Jeffrey Dambacher, Assoc. Prof. Garry Middle, Professor David Wood

Published:

2011

Conference:

MODSIM 2011 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation; Sustaining Our Future: understanding and living with uncertainty.

Link to resource (website, new window)

This major action research study shows that despite recent changes to coastal planning policy in southwest WA resulting in rapid growth there are still significant areas of liability stemming from climate change that are not yet accounted for by governance. Current levels of responses to the observable degradation of the coastal environment are inadequate for sustainable coastal management. The findings from this study, the first of its kind to bring together diverse key stakeholders in coastal governance and climate change, suggest the need for restructuring the current governance system by identifying constraints and opportunities in sustainable development. Prime areas for opportunity include private property development, transport infrastructure and regional housing.

How to cite:

Stocker, L., D. Kennedy, S. Metcalf, J. M. Dambacher, G. Middle, and D. Wood. 2011. “Modelling Coastal Planning in Southwest Western Australia: Complexity, Collaboration and Climate Adaptation.” In MODSIM 2011 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation; Sustaining Our Future: understnding and living with uncertainty, Dec 12, 2011, Perth: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. http://mssanz.org.au/modsim2011/G8/stocker.pdf