The coastline around Inverloch, Venus Bay and Anderson Inlet is a beautiful and dynamic part of the landscape. Natural processes such as winds, waves, tides, currents and catchment flows move sand and sediments, reshaping the coastline. These processes sometimes impact on places we value, and the way we use the coast.

The coastline at and around Inverloch has experienced significant erosion in recent years. Public assets, values and infrastructure are now at risk of damage and loss.

To proactively plan for managing future changes to the coastline, we’re delivering the Cape to Cape Resilience Project. This project will combine the latest science, technical assessments and community aspirations to develop a long-term plan to manage important coastal places, assets and other values in the future.

Aerial photo of coastline at Inverloch showing wave movement, beach and town

How do I participate?

Speaking with our community is key to the Cape to Cape Resilience Project. Our stakeholder and community engagement is happening throughout the project and will be tailored to align with and inform key elements of the technical work.

We are currently seeking feedback to help inform our values study and risk and vulnerability assessment. It is the first of several surveys that we will be undertaking to help shape the Cape to Cape Resilience Project.

Please complete our mapping exercise and our 5-minute survey to provide us with your perspectives on:

  • How you use the beaches, foreshore areas, estuaries, bays, inlets and coastal creeks in the Cape to Cape study area
  • What you value about our coastal zone
  • Your experiences of coastal hazards (erosion, inundation)
  • Your memories and knowledge of how the coast has changed over time

Select the following tools to provide your feedback

Next steps

Your feedback will help inform our values study and risk and vulnerability assessment, which will be developed over the coming months, and help to shape our approach to adaptation and coast resilience.

Face-to-face community engagement is challenging in the current health situation. DELWP have been adapting activities to ensure the public can still have conversations while following all guidelines to make sure everybody is safe.