CONNECTING WA COASTAL AND MARINE STEWARDS
Stewardship campaign 2023
In WA, our coastline stretches for over 10,000km from the north to the south of the state, and 80% of our population lives near the ocean in a coastal community1. In 2019, 15 Perth metro and 40 regional coastal locations were identified as erosion ‘hotspots’ and are expected to impact our communities within 25 years2.
Increasing the impact of coastal and marine conservation today is critical for our future.
In 2023, CMCN is actively campaigning for long-term and integrated stewardship of WA’s coastal and marine environments. CMCN’s network includes a diverse range of stakeholders who bring a breadth of skills, knowledge and passion for caring about WA’s sea waters and shorelines. We believe that campaigning together as a community of WA stewards we can make a greater impact.
Throughout the year we will be running a series of workshops to gain information on the issues that are most important to the community and we shall use this knowledge to frame the objectives of this campaign. If you would like to be involved or to know more contact us.
“Western Australia’s unique natural environment encompasses pristine and diverse natural areas both onshore and offshore, with world-renowned biodiversity, scenic landscapes, heritage sites, marine and coastal areas and places of cultural significance. The clean and beautiful natural environment is a major contributor to the State’s liveability and attractiveness.” State Planning Strategy 2050
1 Austgeo 2011, Australia’s coastline: adapting to climate change, http://www.ga.gov.au/ausgeonews/ausgeonews201103/climate.jsp
2 Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH), 2019. Coastal Erosion Hotspots in Western Australia, http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/marine/MAC_P_CoastalErosionHotspotsInformationSheet.pdf