Pelican and Blacksmiths: Planning for Future Flood and Coastal Risks

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Thank you for all of the tidal inundation and flooding survey responses received. We are now reviewing the information to assist us in developing a combined Local Adaptation Plan for Pelican, Blacksmiths, Swansea and surrounds. Please view the initial survey results engagement summary and the follow-up survey results engagement summary.

The impacts of climate change and tidal inundation are expected to develop gradually over coming decades. We are planning for them now so that when the time comes to act, we have a plan in place to mitigate flooding and tidal inundation risks as much as possible.

We’ve recently completed a feasibility assessment on a number of shortlisted adaptation options determined by the joint Council and Community Working Group.

The following online resources are available to provide more information on the feasibility assessment outcomes and upcoming cost benefit analysis.


Thank you for all of the tidal inundation and flooding survey responses received. We are now reviewing the information to assist us in developing a combined Local Adaptation Plan for Pelican, Blacksmiths, Swansea and surrounds. Please view the initial survey results engagement summary and the follow-up survey results engagement summary.

The impacts of climate change and tidal inundation are expected to develop gradually over coming decades. We are planning for them now so that when the time comes to act, we have a plan in place to mitigate flooding and tidal inundation risks as much as possible.

We’ve recently completed a feasibility assessment on a number of shortlisted adaptation options determined by the joint Council and Community Working Group.

The following online resources are available to provide more information on the feasibility assessment outcomes and upcoming cost benefit analysis.


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    The team received a request from a local resident to hear from an expert at a future community planning event or Q & A session. Thank you for the suggestion, we will look at this and arrange for an expert to come along and speak with the Pelican and Blacksmiths community shortly.

    about 4 years ago

    If you have any suggestions or questions for the project team - feel free to add them here.

    Thank you.

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    Why can't you Relocate boat ramp at Pelican to old original site south of existing ramp as a temporary until council decides to fix ramp.

    Buckles Asked about 4 years ago

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your question.

    Council officers have investigated the feasibility of providing temporary boat ramp access along the Pelican foreshore to facilitate lake entry for small boats. This investigation examined the potential to use a temporary boat ramp structure, placed on the site of the old boat ramp, as has been put forward by several local residents. Due to the significant erosion of the foreshore and the fast flowing channel currents experienced at the site, it’s is not considered feasible to deploy a temporary boat ramp structure.

    Additional alternative boat launching facilities are located within close proximity to Pelican including Blacksmiths Channel Reserve Blacksmiths and Belmont South Foreshore Reserve, Paley Street, Belmont South. Two other launching facilities are also located at Thomas Humphreys Reserve, access via Wallarah Street and at Lake Street, Swansea.

    Hope this helps.