Climate Change Adaptation

PERON NATURALISTE PARTNERSHIP
COASTAL ADAPTATION ACTION – A COOPERATIVE REGIONAL APPROACH

Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Dardanup, Harvey, Mandurah, Murray, Rockingham, Waroona are a collective group of Local Governments between Cape Peron and Cape Naturaliste in the southwest of Western Australia who recognise the potential vulnerability of this coastline due to climate change impacts.

The Peron Naturaliste Partnership has a strategic approach to the management and implementation of coastal adaptation across the Peron Naturaliste Region of Western Australia. The partnership was originally formed in 2011 through a volunteer Memorandum of Understanding and the first PNP Business Plan was developed. All  9 local councils within the region have re-signed onto a current voluntary Memorandum of Understanding 2013-2015 and the general business is defined in the current PNP Business Plan 2013-2015. There are two Part Time Project Officers employed through the City of Mandurah to the priority outcomes as discussed in this document. The PNP has also produced the PNP Communications Strategy and PNP Pilot Community Engagement Strategy 2013-2015.

Vision Statement:

The vision of the Peron Naturaliste Partnership (PNP) is to empower a resilient regional community to reduce risks and optimise opportunities presented by climate change.

Goals/Objectives:

The overall objective of the Peron Naturaliste Partnership is to provide a regional mechanism to facilitate effective and timely adaptation responses to climate change.Specific objectives to achieve the vision and overall objectives are to:

  • demonstrate regional leadership to support effective advocacy at all levels of government;
  • facilitate access to data and information relevant to the Peron Naturaliste area coastal zone;
  • adopt a regional approach to the preparation of applications for grants and other submissions to support timely adaptation responses to climate change;
  • promote consistent information to coastal communities and decision makers about vulnerability and risk and adaptation strategies;
  • share local knowledge and experience to support and inform appropriate adaptation responses; and
  • to collaborate over the management implications of the risk to life and property caused by climate change.

More information available at http://peronnaturaliste.org.au/