South Coast Management Group
SCMG Projects
Phase 3: Protecting reserves PDF Print E-mail

The “Phase 3: Protecting reserves – managing sustainable vehicle access” project is currently underway, building on previous work by South Coast Management Group & its Vehicle Working Group sub-committee to respond to the impacts of vehicle use in the coastal zone through a regional program of education and on-ground works. 

The project will facilitate and implement site-specific on-ground works at strategic locations in five coastal local government areas. The Coastwest (201446) component will support land managers and the community to undertake site planning in an identified priority site or corridor of coastal reserve. Site-specific access management works may include access hardening, site definition, and rehabilitation as needed.

 
Community Engagement "Southern Shores" Targeted Projects PDF Print E-mail

The "Community Engagement “Southern Shores” Targeted Projects" project (South Coast NRM 11SC-C122) allowed SCMG to focus on two key issues: 

  • Morley Beach, Wilson InletProtecting Shorebirds
  • Managing Vehicles in the Coastal Zone 

Protecting Shorebirds activities included region-wide projects encompassing a regional shorebird survey in 2012 and 2013 involving many stakeholders, volunteers and members of the public. Material purchases were also provided to meet locality-specific needs for on-ground protection works for shorebirds such as Code Off-road: Denmarktemporary fencing, community awareness and training of volunteers.

The South Coast Vehicle Working Group subcommittee of SCMG oversaw the development of Code Off-road products and events. Managing Vehicles in the Coastal Zone activities resulted in the production of two Code Off-road brochures, with internal maps specific to the Denmark and Albany areas (with other areas to be completed at a later date).

 

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Protecting Coastal Reserves PDF Print E-mail
The “Protecting coastal reserves – managing sustainable recreational vehicle access across the South Coast” (Phase 2) project facilitated and promoted positive recreational behaviour across the coastal zone of the South Coast region by implementing site-specific on-ground works at strategic locations in five coastal local government areas:
  • Boat Harbour, DenmarkBoat Harbour, Shire of Denmark
  • Cosy Corner East to Sandpatch, City of Albany
  • Dillon Bay and Reef Beach, Shire of Jerramungup
  • Coastal Corridor west of Hopetoun, Shire of Ravensthorpe
  • Wylie Bay, Shire of Esperance
Off-roading around the Hopetoun Coast 2012The Coastwest (201244) component supported land managers and the community to undertake site planning in an identified priority site or corridor of coastal reserve. Site-specific access management works included access hardening, site definition, and rehabilitation as needed.
 
It also supported a pilot local "Off-roading around the Hopetoun Coast" event in November 2012.

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Sustainable recreational vehicle management PDF Print E-mail

The "Community engagement in sustainable recreational vehicle management" project was supported by the five member local government authorities of SCMG, local-level community groups, Coastwest (201050) and South Coast NRM.

The project aimed to protect the South Coast through facilitating and promoting positive recreational behaviour across the coastal zone of the South Coast region by implementing site-specific on-ground works at strategic locations in five coastal local government areas:

  • Flood Gates West, AlbanyBoat Harbour, Shire of Denmark
  • Flood Gates West, Torbay, City of Albany
  • Back Beach, Bremer Headland, Shire of Jerramungup
  • Two Mile Beach, Shire of Ravensthorpe
  • Lovers Cove, Dempster Headland, Shire of Esperance.

It also supported the Vehicles in the Coastal Zone 2010 Regional Forum. The proceedings are downloadable from Publications.

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Implementation of Southern Shores PDF Print E-mail

Southern Shores 2009-2030

 

SCMG has a close working partnership with South Coast NRM Inc., the regional group for natural resource management on the South Coast of Western Australia. The Implementation of Southern Shores project has provided SCMG with a number of opportunities to gather stakeholders and community members to discuss coastal management issues, develop strategies and plans and implement on-ground works at coastal sites, and undertake education and awareness raising activities.

Download South Coast NRM's SCMG Fact Sheet (204Kb)

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