Seagrass and Sediment Study Reference Group
Assistance was provided to the Department of Transport in the establishment and running of a community reference group to discuss the proposed groyne reconfiguration at Port Geographe. The group met on three occasions and was attended by approximately 20 members of the community selected from applications received in response to requests made to those most likely to be affected by the proposals.
The third and final meeting of the group took place on 30th September 2010 and the recommendations and outcomes were put to the Port Geographe Community Consultation Forum.
Minutes of the meetings and the summary recommendations can be viewed or downloaded from the Department of Transport website by following the link http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/21678.asp#1
The modeling undertaken by the University of Western Australia underwent further validation with inputs of seasonal weather data. Following recommendations from experienced coastal engineers some adjustments are being made to assess the extent to which dredging of the entrance might be required in the future.
Reports and further information can be located on the Department of Transport website www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/21678