Snap the sea, see the future What could Australia’s coast look like in the future?
Great Ocean Road Coast Committee
The Great Ocean Road
Coast Committee (GORCC) is a Committee of Management (CoM)
formed by the Victorian Government in 2004. GORCC is a
not-for-profit, community based organisation responsible for
managing Crown land reserves along the heritage listed Great Ocean
Road in Victoria. GORCC manages 37 kilometres of Crown land
reserves along the coast from Point Impossible east of Torquay, to
the Cumberland River southwest of Lorne.
One of the four significant challenges in managing the coast identified in GORCC's Coastal Management Plan (CMP), which guides GORCC's strategic management of the coast, is climate change. GORCC is looking to consult, educate and engage with stakeholders and recognises that doing so is critical to adapting to climate change on the coast. To support this, one of short term actions in the CMP is to raise awareness regarding coastal hazards and in particular the impacts of climate change.
Additionally, GORCC commissioned a Coastal Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation project which was undertaken by Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) in conjunction with Griffith University and CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research and completed in 2012. The report forecasts potential impacts to our assets, guides future responses to climate change on our coast, recommends potential adaption strategies and will be used as the basis for more detailed adaption planning in the future. It is important that GORCC works with all key stakeholders, including other land management agencies and coastal communities as we develop these adaption plans and work towards protection of the coast.
GORCC is supporting the Witness King Tides Project which presents an ideal opportunity for us to partner with others and work together to raise awareness around these challenges. Images of storm surges, storm events and king tides are extremely useful visual tools which can be used for planning purposes into the future.
Register your interest in taking photos with the Great Ocean Road Committe! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
Visit the Great Ocean Road Committee website: www.gorcc.com.au