Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment (PPBCHA)

January 2020 - Decision Support System

Download: PPBCHA-DSS-General-Fact-Sheet-January-2020.pdf(PDF, 429KB)  

As part of the Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment (PPBCHA), a Decision Support System (DSS) is being built. Currently, Victorian Government coastal and planning policy has stipulated the use of Sea Level Rise Baselines for all planning and management considerations. The Decision Support System is a platform that will enable planners to evaluate and understand the impacts of coastal hazards on land under different sea level rise scenarios. It is expected that the DSS will be ready for user trials by the end of April 2020 and ready for general use late 2020.

For further information call DELWP on 131 186.

August 2019 - Key findings: Gap Analysis

Download: Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment update - Gap Analysis Summary(PDF, 407KB)

The PPBCHA is focused on inundation, erosion and groundwater hazards. The first stage in completing the assessment is a gap analysis. This stage synthesised all relevant information and data and identified any critical gaps in the existing and baseline information that is needed to complete the assessment.

With the gap analysis now completed, CSIRO has started the modelling work that will inform/guide the hazard assessments. They have also commenced field work to understand the sediment characteristics along the Port Phillip Bay coastline.

For further information call DELWP on 131 186.

June 2019 - Location of Hazard Assessment

Download: Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment - Location of Hazard Assessment(PDF, 392KB)

The Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment (PPBCHA) is a project being delivered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and key stakeholders including the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. 

The PPBCHA will define the extent of land expected to be threatened by the coastal processes of inundation, erosion and groundwater change under present and future climate change conditions. The outcomes of the hazard assessment will be information that can be used to plan for and manage current and future natural, cultural and economic assets.

For further information call DELWP on 131 186.