A Future for Lauderdale
TCAP:possible pathways for Lauderdale
Clarence City Council has been actively working for many years to better understand the erosion problems on Roches Beach, and address the concerns of Lauderdale residents.
Council is now also working with the Tasmanian Coastal Adaptation Decision Pathways (TCAP) project to develop medium to long term responses to climate change in Lauderdale area, building on Clarence Council's past investigations and short term work.
A major investigation completed in early 2009 showed the extent of potential erosion along Roches Beach as well as significant coastal flooding risk for Lauderdale from Ralphs Bay. The storm in July 2011 demonstrated how vulnerable some homes are to today's storms, not just those of the future. Several studies in recent years have confirmed that the combined effects of erosion and coastal inundation could dramatically change the Lauderdale area as sea levels rise.
The image in the brochure, consistent with the current Clarence Planning Scheme - 2007, shows the potential extent of coastal inundation from Ralphs Bay and erosion on Roches Beach with 0.9m of sea level rise by 2100.
Please take time to review the Brochure below as well as the Four Pathway Scenarios to better understand how you can be involved in this project.
- TCAP Project Brochure (1883 kb)
- TCAP Pathway Scenario 1 (723 kb)
- TCAP Pathway Scenario 2 (631 kb)
- TCAP Pathway Scenario 3 (593 kb)
- TCAP Pathway Scenario 4 (666 kb)
There are also a number of reports that contain information on the behaviour of beach and dune sand in the Roches Beach and Bambra Reef areas. Please look over these documents for further information.
- Beach sand profile at Roches Beach - Report (5149 kb)
- Coastal Hazards - Adaptations - Part 1 (1696 kb)
- North of Bambra Reef at Roches Beach - beach sand profile (2490 kb)
- Roches and Cremorne Beaches - habitat mapping bathymetry and sediment analysis - dune nourishment (1164 kb)
- Roches Beach coastal hazard lines reassessment (6297 kb)
How to be involved
Please attend the PUBLIC MEETING on Thursday 23 February at the Lauderdale Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 pm to discuss the TCAP Project and what it means for Lauderdale.
Please also attend the WORKSHOP SESSIONS. These session will be in the form of small groups exploring four different pathways for responding to climate change in more detail.
These will be held on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March with sessions available in the morning (10:00-12:00) and afternoon (1:30-3:30) each day at the Lauderdale Hall.
Each group of up to about 25 will explore one pathway in detail. We would like interested people to register for the session(s) they want to attend, to ensure the groups
are a workable size. If there is a high level of interest, additional sessions will be scheduled.
Public Meeting Presentations
- A Future for Lauderdale - Adapting to coastal impacts of climate change - Clive Attwater (1971 kb)
- Coastal Hazards Climate Change And Adaptation - Roches Reach LAUDERDALE - James Carley - Water Research Laboratory - University Of New South Wales (3972 kb)
- Historical Change at Roches Beach - Chris Sharples University of Tasmania Feb 2012 (2217 kb)
If you are interested in attending the weekend workshop sessions to have a say on how Lauderdale manages climate change then please RSVP to Marie Hassan on 6232 7173 or email Marie.Hassan@dpac.tas.gov.au by 5.00pm Friday 2 March.