8. Why is the Beach Management Plan being updated?
It is good practice to periodically review a BMP every 5 to 10 years to take into account new coastal monitoring information and other evidence. Since adoption of the Exmouth BMP in 2015, there have been a number of developments that now need to be considered and reflected in the review and update of the BMP, including:
- the many more years of coastal monitoring data that is now available. This data needs to be reviewed and analysed to further the understanding of beach dynamics and the processes of beach level lowering and recovery.
- climate change guidance was updated in 2018 and the changes in assumed rates of sea level rise need to be considered in relation to short and long-term beach and coastal defence management approaches across the BMP area.