Coastal Studies

Coastal Hazard Vulnerability Assessments – Victoria

Future climate change is predicted to increase the frequency, intensity and extent of existing coastal hazards.

Consequently climate change impacts are likely to exacerbate coastal erosion and inundation, potentially further increasing the impacts of these coastal hazards on existing and future coastal communities and infrastructure.

Some climate change impacts such as […]

Port Germein Levee Study, Port Germein, South Australia

The Port Germein coastal community is located on the northern shores of Spencer Gulf.  Coastal land in this area is relatively low-lying; and is prone to inundation by the storm tides that occur from time to time within the northern waters of the Gulf.  Consequently a 4.6km long levee […]

Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) Cungulla, Queensland


Cungulla is a coastal community located approximately 35kms east-south-east of Townsville’s CBD. The complex interaction of waves, tidal currents, winds and creek flows are continually shaping and reshaping the shoreline fronting the Cungulla community. Consequently the approximately 2km long crescent-shaped foreshore has been experiencing variable rates of erosion in […]

Christies Beach Long-term Concept Design, City of Onkaparinga, South Australia

The primary objective of this Long-term Concept Design was to enable the City of Onkaparinga to proactively plan for erosion management of this popular beach between Witton Bluff North and the O’Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp.

Coastal Engineering Solutions developed a long-term strategy to achieve the joint objectives of protecting essential […]

Snapper Point & Christies Beach – Climate Change Impacts


Coastal Engineering Solutions was commissioned by the City of Onkaparinga in South Australia to undertake these two important studies of local foreshores.

The objectives of the Christies Beach project were to conduct a review of the local coastal reach, and considered the following key issues:

• Climate change projections for 2030, […]

Coastal Processes Study of Adelaide’s Metropolitan Beaches, South Australia


Adelaide’s Living Beaches Strategy has been developed by the Coastal Protection Branch of the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. It is the future management strategy for all of Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches.

Coastal Engineering Solutions was commissioned by the Coastal Protection Branch of the (then) Department for […]

Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland

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Nelly Bay is located on the south-eastern shores of Magnetic Island, some 8kms offshore of Townsville – the largest city in North Queensland.

Townsville City Council commissioned Coastal Engineering Solutions to prepare a Shoreline Erosion Management Plan for the area.

The prevailing coastal processes in Nelly Bay result in a north-to-south […]

Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) Rowes Bay / Pallarenda, Townsville, Queensland

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The foreshores of Rowes Bay and Pallarenda offer a rich diversity of seascapes and landscapes – providing extensive recreational and lifestyle opportunities in North Queensland that are considerably enhanced by local cultural, heritage and environmental values. However the dynamic nature of the coastal environment means that some local reaches […]