Rye Coastal Processes Study

This Rye Coastal Processes Study outlines the key coastal processes affecting the coastal zone of Rye and makes recommendations on the shoreline management strategies for the Rye Foreshore.

The Rye foreshore reserve contains areas of high conservation value, which include sites of significant vegetation, cultural and heritage value, scenic quality and geological importance.

The study assesses the current future impacts of coastal processes on the beach and public facilities of the area. Included in the study are:

  • Analysis of historical changes experienced to the shoreline
  • Assessment of the dominant coastal processes, including numerical modelling of waves and sand transport processes
  • Identification of immediate and likely future issues relating to erosion and accretion at the shoreline
  • Development and evaluation of shoreline management options for selected locations
  • Make recommendations on preferred shoreline management strategies