2018 Australian Coastal Councils Conference – PPT Presentations

Wednesday 21 March 2018 – Conference Day One


Conference Opening

Mayor Barry Sammels, Chair, Australian Coastal Councils Association Inc. and Mayor, City of Rockingham.

(See speech page 12 in the conference report)


Introduction to the Geelong and Bellarine Region

Presentation by Dr Geoff Russell, Manager Corporate Communications and Marketing Services, City of Greater Geelong


Sustainable Economic Development By Protecting and Enhancing Surfing Amenity

Presentation by Mr Timothy Womersley, Senior Coastal Engineer, DHI Water & Environment


Great Ocean Road And Its Landscapes – Planning And Management

Keynote address by The Hon Richard Wynne, Victorian Minister for Planning. (See keynote speech, page 14 in the conference report)


Forum Report – Online Short-Term Holiday Rental Platforms

Report and panel discussion on the previous day’s National Forum on Online Short Term Holiday Rental Accommodation with Professor Nicole Gurran of The University of Sydney and panel members


Seven Sustainable Pathways For Our Coastal Cities And Regions: Adaptive Integrated Planning

Professor Barbara Norman – Foundation Chair, Urban and Regional Planning at The University of Canberra – outlines the positive contribution planning can make to prepare coastal communities for change in the 21st century


Coastal Planning in Action Caloundra ‘City Of Beaches’

Presentation by Mr Matthew Stevenson, Coordinator Regional Planning and Advocacy, Sunshine Coast Council


Concurrent Session Two – Collaborative Climate Adaptation Case Studies


The Challenge of Collaborating on Coastal Policy in 3 Frameworks. Mr Stuart Waters, Managing Director, collaboration specialists Twyfords


A Collaborative Approach to Coastal Adaptation by 9 Councils in the Peron Naturaliste region of Western Australia. Ms Joanne Ludbrook, Coastal Adaptation Coordinator, Peron Naturalist Partnership


A More Resilient and Insurable Built Environment in Coastal Towns. Ms Maisie Auld, Senior Consultant, Edge Environment


Concurrent Session Three – Coastal Hazard Assessment Case Studies


Prioritising Coastal Hazard Studies – Managing Risks and Quantifying Funding Needs

Dr Christine Lauchlan Arrowsmith, Group Manager, Coasts and Environment, Water Technology Pty Ltd. 


The ‘Consequence’ of Risk-based Coastal Management and Adaptation.

Mr Matthew Barnes, Principal Coastal Engineer, BMT, and Martjin Gough, an economist with the consultancy Aither. 


Port Fairy Coastal and Structure Plan.

Ms Chris Renkin, Project Manager, Port Fairy Coastal and Structure Planning, Moyne Shire Council.


Thursday 22 March 2018 – Conference Day Two


Extreme Coastal Erosion Intensified by Storm Wave Direction

Dr Mitchell Harley, of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of NSW, presents findings of a study into the effect of changing storm patterns on coastal areas.


Advancing Local Coastal Climate Adaptation Through Regional Collaboration

Presentation on the Association of Bayside Municipalities’ Bay Blueprint 2070 project for Port Phillip Bay, presented by Ms Jacquie White, Executive Officer of the Association.


Our CoastA Local Response to the Challenges of Climate Change

Presentation by Mr Leigh Dennis, Coastal Adaptation Program Manager – City of Greater Geelong, concerning the Our Coast project which addresses the projected impacts of climate change on local coastal zones.  


Character and Sense of Place in Coastal Towns

Professor Ray Green, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at The University of Melbourne, presents the findings of a recent study of the importance of character and place to residents of coastal towns.


Melbourne Metropolitan Urban Forest Strategy

Presentation by Mr Martin Hartigan, Urban Conservation Manager, The Nature Conservancy, who is the project manager for the Melbourne Metropolitan Urban Forest Strategy in conjunction with Resilient Melbourne.


Living Shoreline Response to Building Coastal Resilience

Presentation by Mr Ralph Roob, Senior Environmental Engineer, City of Greater Geelong.


Concurrent Session Six – Challenging Coastal Issues Case Studies


Adaptation and Collaboration: a Multi-agency Approach. Searching for Common Ground in a Contested Place – A Venus Bay Story.

Ms Alyson Skinner, Coastal Ward Councillor, South Gippsland Shire Council and Manager, Venus Bay Community Centre.


The Pillars: Managing Complex Coastal Issues with Multi-Government Agencies.

Ms Jeska Dee, Coastal Planner, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.


The Shorebirds of the Clarence Coast and Yuraygir National Park.

Dr Greg Clancy, ecologist and Councillor, Clarence Valley Council.


Friday 23 March 2018 – Conference Day Three


Developments in Population Data – Update on new methodologies for estimating population change in Australia’s regions.

Ms Tricia Chester and Mr Andrew Howe, demographers at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, supported by Mr Peter Hallowes, Big Data Solutions Lead at Telstra. 


Rye Township Plan

Presentation by Mr James Bryan, Urban Designer, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.


Coastal and Climate Policy Forum

The Hon Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, presents a keynote speech on the ALP policy approach to addressing coastal hazards. (See keynote speech, page 20 in the conference report)


An overview of current policies affecting management of the Australian coastal zone.

Professor Bruce Thom AM, Chair NSW Coastal Council


A keynote speech on the need for a coordinated national approach to managing coastal hazards. (See keynote speech, page 25 in this report)

Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP, Member for Mayo, South Australia


2018 Conference Communiqué

Facilitated discussion to consider adoption of the 2018 Conference Communiqué.

(See page 4 in the conference report).


Closing Remarks

Presented by Kelvin Spiller, Chief Executive Officer, City of Greater Geelong.