A Best Practice Management Guide for Changing Coastlines
The Tasmanian Coastal Works Manual has been produced by The Coastal and Marine Branch, EPA Division, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), with funding support from the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country program.
The manual is a comprehensive tool for coastal land managers such as parks and reserves managers and local council works crews. The manual aims to increase knowledge and awareness on a wide range of coastal land management issues to ensure that future work undertaken on fragile coastal areas will have minimal impact on environmental values. The manual will encourage more consistent use of best practice management techniques; and improve the resilience of Tasmania’s coastline to sustain future effects of climate change and sea level rise.
Manual topics cover the broad spectrum of coastal land management activities and include Aboriginal heritage management, vegetation management, maintenance of facilities, coastal roads, accessways and tracks, climate change and sea level rise adaptation and response, working with the community, coastal processes and geomorphology, and protection of wildlife.
The manual is organised into 15 chapters and a suite of 25 guidelines (some with check-lists) that cover works typically undertaken by those with responsibility for coastal management.