Australia–BUNBURY’S coastline will be digitally mapped as part of the State Government’s $1.7 million project to help Western Australia prepare for rising sea levels associated with global warming. The LiDAR survey will provide details of the ocean floor which will assist in determining the general shape of the seabed and the seabed texture.
A West Australian Planning Commission spokesperson said the results would identify major risk areas and would be significant in helping coastal planners and developers. The project will take about 18 months to complete but the results will not be known until some time after.
The coast of Bunbury has been affect by flooding twice in the past 50 years including when cyclone Alby hit in 1978.