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27th to 31st October



City of Mandurah

Lotteries West




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Monday 27th October – Workshop Day
Tuesday 28th October – Conference
Wednesday 29th October – Conference & conference dinner
Thursday 30th October – Field Trip day
Friday 31st October – Conference

The following themes will be covered in the conference program:

1. Coastal processes and data collection
2. Governance: Partnerships, & information sharing
3. Coastal climate change
4. Coast and marine infrastructure and adaptive decision-making
5. Managing coastal and marine biodiversity
6. Protecting and enhancing cultural heritage values
7. Coastal planning – what are the best practices?

Please note conference content is subject to change.


Field Trips

Field Trip 1 – Mandurah / Rockingham / Kwinana / Cockburn Coastal Tour
The guided tour will travel north along the coast to visit Mandurah’s Northern highly modified and actively managed beaches and Rockingham’s Penguin Island Penguin Tour. After lunch participants will visit a number of coastal hotspots in this interesting and diverse coastal environment, ending at Port Coogee Development area for a site visit before travelling back to Mandurah. This tour aims to help delegates to understand the values around both natural and built coastal environments of this region and to realise some of the current and future challenges for coastal managers.

Field Trip 2 – Mandurah / Dawesville / Lake Clifton Coastal and Catchment Tour
This tour will combine a morning Peel Estuary Cruise with an afternoon bus trip south of Mandurah. In the afternoon there will be multiple site visits to Pyramid Beach at the Dawesville Cut, Melros Beach, Preston Beach and finally Lake Clifton to see the Thrombalites and the Cape Bouvard Winery. This tour showcases sites that best demonstrate the value of coastal volunteering efforts and the challenges posed by current coastal management issues.

Field Trip 3 – Binningup / Bunbury Coastal Management Tour
This tour’s first stop is at Binningup Beach and follow on to the Leschenault Peninsula. After lunch the tour will take participants to the volunteer driven Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre and finally provide a site visit to Koombana Bay. This tour provides insight into current coastal adaptation planning projects and showcases some the natural and cultural values in the Harvey and Bunbury areas.

Field Trip 4 – Rottnest Island Coastal & Marine Tour
This is the least technical and most social option of the Field Trips. The participants will travel by bus to and from Fremantle (unless delegates want to meet the tour group at the Ferry terminal). This tour will combine a couple of coastal and marine project specific site visits with the opportunity to discover the island at a pace that suits individuals.

Field Trip 5 – International Kids teaching Kids ‘Coast, Climate and Communities’ Conference 2014
This is a special session for those either interested in engaging with youth in coastal volunteering or those that want to be inspired by the younger generation. This International Kids Teaching Kids event will allow you to witness first hand students from right across Australia and internationally that look at issues affecting our climate, coast and communities. Students will bring local stories about their environments to the Conference, after many months of research and planning with expert mentors. Please click here for more information on the conference.