The CCB is involved in a number of projects.
If you wish to obtain further information about these contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PORT PHILLIP BAY ADAPTION PATHWAYS PROJECT
WHAT IT IS
The Port Phillip Bay Coastal Adaptation Pathways Project was initiated in 2011 by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), the Association of Bayside Municipalities (ABM) and the Coastal Control Board (CCB).
THE PROJECT INSTIGATORS WANTED TO TEST THE CASE THAT COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS COULD INFORM DECISION MAKING IN RESPONSE TO COASTAL FLOODING.
If a rigorous economic model could be developed, trialled and favourably assessed, this could then be shared by all decision-making bodies with an interest in coastal flood mitigation.
Funding was sought and provided by the then Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the then Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development.
Four municipalities offered five specific case-study sites to apply and test the thinking behind the project, which was developed by consultant economists and engineers AECOM. The councils are: City of Kingston, City of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula Shire and City of Port Phillip. Each council put forward and area for study, with the City of Melbourne nominating two sites.
Other parties involved in the project are: Melbourne Water, the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR).
Port Phillip Bay coastal municipalities have significant exposure to extreme rainfall in catchment areas which can result in flooding. Sometimes, tidal storm surges can magnify the problem and result in damage to property and disruption to lifestyle and amenity.
In the future, our changing climate is predicted to result in more intense rainfall events and higher sea levels.
GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES, AGENCIES AND MUNICIPALITIES ARE RESPONSIBLY PLANNING FOR FUTURE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
They want to know what “adaptations” they should make and when these solutions are best undertaken.
The economic modelling developed within this research project is one of a number of tools that is now available to decision makers to help them plan for the future.
For more information on the project findings go to www.mav.asn.au/adaptationproject
WESTERN PORT WELCOMES WATERBIRDS PROJECT
In 2010, in partnership with the Arthur Rylar Institute and Bird Observation and Conservation Australia, the CCB obtained Commonwealth funding for the Western Port Welcomes Waterbirds project. It aimed to provide evidence-based information on key high tide roosts and feeding areas for waterbirds in Western Port, the threats operating at those sites and recommendations for improved management of habitats.
For further information see the Waterbirds in Western Port report and view additional documents on the ‘About Us: Publications for Download’ tab.