Gingin Coastal Monitoring Action Plan 2016-2017 – Developed an simple and cost-effective monitoring framework intended to support short-term and longer-term decision-making for coastal management at for Seabird, Ledge Point and Lancelin.
Coastal Erosion Hotspots 2016-2017 – Preliminary analysis of 30 coastal erosion hotspots identified by the Departments of Planning and Transport, followed by identification and analysis of a further 25 hotspot locations. Desktop assessment to compare site issues, site prioritisation, possible management responses, high level cost approximation and aspects which may influence the effectiveness of coastal management in WA.
Review of Woodbridge/Blackadder Creek Designs 2016-2017 – Review of bioengineering, rock revetment and beach works proposed by consultants for the City of Swan at a concept level.
Wheatstone Project – Monitoring Surveys 2012-2017 – Co-ordination and evaluation of baseline coastal process surveys to provide a means to evaluate future project induced coastal change, and support management decisions.
Point Busaco Seawall Design and Construction 2011-2017 – Seawall design to provide erosion protection to a large industrial facility along eastern Koombana Beach and maintain access for pedestrians, BPA service and emergency vehicles. Supervision for the seawalls construction was provided in 2015. The performance of sand renourishment placed in front of the seawall has been assessed using quarterly beach surveys since 2015.
Metocean Forecast Assessment at Dampier and Cape Lambert 2016 – Assessed the performance of forecast metocean information at Cape Lambert and Dampier, by comparison to measured datasets. This included considering their suitability for use in shipping operations.
Western Australian Design Cyclones 2015-2016 – Analysis of meteorology and oceanography associated with the selection of design cyclones for coastal planning. Review of historic modelling and assessment practices.
WESROC Foreshore Management Plan 2014-2016 – Preparation of a regional management plan for 16.1km of estuarine foreshore within the Swan-Canning Riverpark. The plan covered the Towns of Claremont, Cottesloe and Mosman Park, the Shire of Peppermint Grove, and the Cities of Nedlands and Subiaco.
Owen Anchorage Coastal Structures Condition Assessment 2012-2016 – Condition and function inspections of coastal protection structures between Success Harbour southern breakwater and Jervoise Bay Boat Harbour northern breakwater to support Cockburn Cement Environmental Management Program. Deterioration of the structures was assessed between 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016 inspections.
Grace Darling Park GSC Revetment 2015 – Investigated alternative configurations, including cost estimates, for a Geosynthetic Sand Container (GSC) revetment at Grace Darling Park, Lancelin. This was intended to support a business case evaluation for erosion protection, particularly comparison with the existing strategy of beach renourishment.
Thevenard Island Coastal Dynamics Assessment & Management Plan 2013-14 – Evaluation of coastal dynamics for Thevenard Island, including geomorphology, historic behaviour and response to coastal infrastructure. Preparation of coastal monitoring & management plan.
Sediment Cells for the Vlamingh, Mid-West, Northampton and Pilbara Regions 2012-2015 – Collaboration with personnel of the Department of Transport and the Geological Survey of Western Australia to map and describe the cross-shore and alongshore extent of sediment cells for three separate regions of the Mid-West, Northampton and the Pilbara.
Bunbury Outer Harbour Siltation 2013 – Review of metocean, survey and dredging records to understand the current siltation of the Outer Harbour and determine the most suitable management options.
Koombana Beach Erosion Study 2013 – Investigated alternative management options for erosion mitigation at Koombana Beach to achieve optimal outcomes for all key stakeholders, both the short and long term. Eight management option were developed to a conceptual level, with two preferred then selected for comprehensive evaluation.
Ocean Beach Asset Management and Maintenance Program 2013 – Asset management program which recommends repair and remedial works within the next 5 years for coastal assets along Ocean Beach, Bunbury. Consideration was also given to longer-term requirements (i.e. up to 25 years) in response to cyclical maintenance works and the potential design life of assets.
Mandurah Eastern Foreshore Revetment 2013 – Review of design levels for a terraced wall proposed along the eastern side of Manjar Bay. The review considered possible timeframes over which adaptation may be required due to sea level rise, and described potential management of inundation hazards over the proposed life of the facility.
Damara WASince formation in 2001, Damara WA has been successfully involved in more than 400 marine and coastal projects, ranging from minor structural or planning advice through to extensive investigations for major projects.
Coastal Process and Sediment Transport Studies
|Soft Coasts Information Manual 2015-2016 - Preparation of an Information Manual outlining management of soft coasts to provide coastal resilience in response to climate change|
|Cape Preston Coastal Stability Review 2015 - Review and interpretation of 5 years of coastal profile monitoring, to assess the impact of a new port facility and compare against predicted behaviour. Included review and evaluation of alternate survey technology using unmanned drone.|
|Port Hedland Spoil Bank Marina 2014 - Evaluation of long-term coastal dynamics for Port Hedland Spoil Bank. Review of proposed marina and its implications for sediment management.|
|Regional Coastal Susceptibility Framework for the Pacific Islands 2013-2014 – Prepared an index of geomorphic susceptibility to future climate change for 1500 Pacific Islands.|
|Application of Coastal Compartments to SLR Impact Assessment 2013 - Case studies for southwest WA and Pilbara regions demonstrating the value of a hierarchical coastal compartment framework for sea level rise impact assessment.|
|Cockburn Sound Coastal Hazard Assessment 2013 - Vulnerability assessment focusing on potential coastal impacts due to climate change and associated sea level rise.|
|Pilbara Coastal Landform Vulnerability Assessment 2011-2013 - Evaluation of Pilbara coastal landforms leading to coastal vulnerability assessment and recommendations for coastal planning and management across the Pilbara.|
|Darwin Coastal Management Plan 2011-2012 - Evaluation of coastal dynamics and assessment of coastal adaptation pathways for Darwin City Council. Analysis of soft rock cliff and macro-tidal beach system behaviours.|
|Perth Metropolitan Coast Sediment Cells 2010-2012 - Collaboration with personnel of the Department of Environment and Conservation, Department of Transport and the Geological Survey of Western Australia to map and describe the cross-shore and alongshore extent of sediment cells along the Perth Metropolitan Coast.|
|Western Australian Landform Analyses 2010-2011 – Regional assessment of coastal landform vulnerability, from Gingin to Exmouth (for Departments of Planning and Transport).|
|Wheatstone Project 2009-2012 – Field and geomorphic assessment of coastal geomorphology at proposed MOF harbour site. Preparation of coastal processes management plan and evaluation of coastal lagoon stability (for URS and Chevron).|
|Port Hedland Outer Harbour Studies 2008-2010 – Channel and basin sedimentation assessment, with disposal area stability modelling for Port Hedland Outer Harbour (for BHPBIO and SKM).|
|Kimberley LNG Hub – Geomorphic Assessment 2008 – Assessment of 12 nominated potential sites for Kimberley LNG hub (for Department of Resources Development).|
Meteorological and Oceanographic Studies
|Maitland Industrial Estate Flooding Study 2013-2014 - Evaluation of coastal flooding hazard and co-ordination of coastal modelling leading to site selection and identification of flood hazard management strategies.|
|Great Northern Highway Realignment 2012-2013 - Coastal flooding assessment and specification of associated road embankment protection.|
|Christmas Island Wave Climate Assessment 2010-2011 – Evaluation of directional wave climate constraints to Christmas Island vessel-shore transfer operations (for VDM Consulting & Commonwealth Attorney General’s Office).|
|Oakajee Wave Climate Assessment 2008-2009 – Review of wave modelling and directional analysis of extreme wave climate for breakwater design (for JFA Consultants and Oakajee Port & Rail).|
|Cyclonic Water Level Assessment for Western Australia 2006-2008 – Review of available tide gauge records, describing nature of WA tropical cyclone surges. Used to define design cyclone events for residential planning assessment (for Department of Planning & Infrastructure).|
|Van Gogh FPSO Metocean Analysis 2007 – Analysis and interpretation of non-cyclonic directional wave hindcast for FPSO operation and design criteria (for GEMS & Apache Energy).|
Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
|Harvey CHRMAP 2015-2016 - Preparation of a coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plan (CHRMAP) for 40km of coast. The plan included monitoring, decision-triggers and management transitions for all coastal assets subject to erosion, inundation or dune mobility.|
|Broome Foreshore Management Plan 2015 - Preparation of a foreshore management plan and preliminary engineering solutions for erosion hazard mitigation for a short-stay tourist development.|
|Cape Preston East 2013-2014 - Evaluation of runoff and coastal flood hazard management for proposed port and stockpile area.|
|Scarborough CHRMAP 2013 - Development of a flexible, integrated coastal monitoring and management plan, to identify and respond to dynamic coastal conditions.|
|Peron-Naturaliste Coastal Adaptation Study 2012 – Regional and local-scale erosion and coastal flooding hazard assessments. Adaptation studies to support development of economic-based assessment (for ACIL-Tasman and Peron-Naturaliste Partnership).|
|Busselton Erosion Study 2010-2011 – Modelling of potential climate change impacts, built upon derived sediment budget, with interpretation of coastal management needs (for Shire of Busselton).|
|Cottesloe Coastal Vulnerability Assessment 2007-2008 – Evidence-based assessment of climate change sensitivity. Interpretation of future threats and adaptive responses (for CZM and Town of Cottesloe).|
|Tropical Rivers Inventory and Assessment Project 2006 – Assessment of environmental databases. Review of estuarine classification systems. Evaluation of climate change detection techniques (for eriss and Australian Greenhouse Office).|
|DPaW Assessment Management System (Structures 2014-2015, non-built 2015-2016) - Assessing, recommending management solutions and prioritising foreshore management for 117 structures, 94 drains, and 463 non-built foreshore subsegments (240km) along 11 Local Government Areas in the Swan and Canning Rivers.|
|Feasibility Study of Options for Beach Renourishment (Swan and Canning Rivers) 2012-2013 - Investigation of the feasibility of using dredging and hauled sand as a source for beach renourishment in the Swan and Canning Rivers.|
Policy Development & Regulatory Assessment
|Exmouth Jetties Design Review 2011-2015 - Review of jetty designs and technical specifications, to provide consistency between separate designers and ensure compliance with design guidelines.|
|Jetty Licensing Contract Support 2012-2015 - Independent review of jetty designs and technical specifications for facilities across Western Australia.|
|Peer Review of Browse Coastal Process Modelling 2011 - Independent peer review of coastal geomorphology assessment and modelling undertaken to support coastal facilities associated with Browse LNG project.|
|Peer Review of Vulnerability Assessments 2009-2010 - Technical peer review of foreshore setback and inundation assessments undertaken for sites in the City of Mandurah. Expert knowledge of low energy estuarine systems was applied to re-evaluate setbacks calculated using simplistic Bruun ratio estimates and SBEACH modelling.|
|Cyclone Flooding Policy Review 2008-2010 - Detailed analysis of tropical cyclone and tide gauge data sets to develop a set of design cyclone events for residential planning assessment, incorporating risk-based principles.|
|Review of Coastal Planning Policy 2006-2007 - Preparation of background material to enable the revision of the WA State Coastal Planning Policy, identifying setback and inundation provisions in both cyclonic and non-cyclonic regions.|
|Port Geographe Waterways 2006-2009 - Regulatory review of all design drawings for internal walling. Assessment of proposed water quality monitoring and modelling. Expert Witness representation at State Administrative Tribunal.|
|Exmouth Marina Village 2005-2008 - Regulatory review of all design drawings, surveys and construction activities for excavation and infill, floodway design, jetties, revetments and tilt-up concrete panel walling. Assessment of water quality modelling.|
|Gorgon Project, Barrow Island 2007 - Regulatory review of coastal process and cyclone modelling impacts of dredging and wharf construction on turtle habitats. Analysis of wind and water level records.|
|Perth Metropolitan Beach Use Studies 2000-2005 – Development and application of statistical techniques suitable for the analysis of beach use patterns, coastal climate and hazards for a range of beaches across the Perth Metropolitan area (for UWA and Department of Planning & Infrastructure).|
Coastal Structures Design, Construction & Condition Review
|Perth Stadium Foreshore Stabilisation 2017 - Provided advice on the cause of erosion, possible stabilisation options, concept design, construction methods, construction risks and cost estimates for a section of foreshore adjacent to the Perth Stadium.|
|Garvey Park Foreshore Restoration and Stabilisation 2015-2017 - Site analysis, design, specification and site advice for foreshore restoration at Garvey Park (multiple sections). Treatments included earthworks, artificial beaches, bioengineering and hard engineering works.|
|Centenary Avenue Foreshore Restoration 2015-2016 - Site analysis and design of foreshore restoration works using a combination of revegetation, bioengineering and hard engineering works. Construction review.|
|Ascot Racecourse Foreshore Geomorphic Assessment, Concept Designs and Construction (Location A-C 2012-2013, Location D 2013-2014) - The full project cycle from geomorphic assessment to construction management for Swan River foreshore adjacent to Ascot Racecourse.|
|Port Geographe Harbour Entrance Modification 2011 – Derivation of metocean design criteria and preliminary design of harbour breakwaters and revetments for a possible harbour entrance modification (for Department of Transport).|
|Perth Metropolitan Coastal Structures Condition Assessment 2009 – Field assessment of coastal protection structures, to support a coastal management funding program (for Department of Transport).|
|Swan River Foreshore Stabilisation BMP 2009 – Best management practices manual for erosion protection works along the Swan River Estuary, including a decision support framework and outline of design methods for a range of edge treatments (for Oceanica and Swan River Trust).|
|Swan River Foreshore Assessment Project 2003-2010 – Foreshore and estuary structures condition assessment, to develop a framework for strategic river foreshore management (for Swan River Trust).|
Dredging & Dispersal Projects
|Swan and Canning Rivers Dredging Protocols 2014 - Determination of a set of decision-making protocols to support non-technical staff evaluate the feasibility of using renourishment or dredging practices within the Swan and Canning estuarine system.|
|Port Geographe Remedial Dredging 2011 – Review of design vessel constraints for remedial dredging works to bring canals to a nominated design standard (for Department of Transport).|
|Port Hedland RGP 5 & 6, 2008-2009 – Dredge plume simulation modelling and studies for Port Hedland projects RGP5 and RGP6 (for BHPBIO and SKM).|
|Bunbury Intense Dredge Plume Monitoring 2007-2008 – Monitoring of trailer hopper dredge plume using a combination of water samples and towed downwards facing ADCP (for GEMS and Bunbury Port Authority).|
|Dampier Dredge Plume Modelling 2003-2004 – Fine-scale simulation of propeller induced sediment uplift within shallow conditions, supported by field sampling (for GEMS and Dampier Port Authority).|
Environmental Monitoring and Sampling
|Mandurah Ocean Entrance Condition Inspections 2016 - Condition inspections to provide maintenance recommendations for five coastal structures in the vicinity of the Mandurah Ocean Marina (City of Mandurah).|
|Peron-Naturaliste Coastal Monitoring Action Plan 2015 - Detailed evaluation of coastal monitoring requirements and practices for nine local government agencies. A systematic monitoring framework was developed based upon natural coastal units, and tailored to the decision-making needs of each agency.|
|Geographe Bay Sediment Analysis 2010 - Sampling and analysis of coastal sediments along Geographe Bay, to support numerical modelling of coastal dynamics.|
|Gorgon Project – Coastal Monitoring Program 2008 - Peer review of the coastal monitoring program developed for assessment of shoreline change and turtle habitat impacts of the proposed extended MOF for downstream Gorgon project, Barrow Island.|
|Bunbury Intense Dredge Plume Monitoring 2007-2008 - Monitoring of trailer hopper dredge plume using a combination of water samples and towed downwards facing ADCP.|
Shore CoastalSince Stuart Barr founded Shore Coastal in 2008, completed projects have covered all aspects relating to coastal infrastructure and protection: from investigations, planning studies and metocean analysis, through managing design and construction, to the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of assets and of coastline movements.
Coastal Engineering Investigations
|Busselton Foreshore Redevelopment - Coastal engineering investigation and advice for proposed foreshore development adjacent to the Busselton Jetty.|
|Dunsborough Foreshore Seawall 2011 - Investigation, Design and Specification of a sand container seawall for the Dunsborough Foreshore Enhancement.|
|Busselton Beachfront Rock Seawall 2011 - Detailed Design and Specification of rock seawall.|
|North Whites Beach Thrust Block 2011 – Impact on Coastal Processes of the Adjacent Beach – Barrow is. (for Environmental Strategies).|
|Scout Road Coastal Erosion 2010 – Investigation into erosion east of the Busselton Jetty.|
|Swan River Best Management Practices for Shore Stabilisation 2009 – Technical manual for shore stabilisation techniques (for Oceanica).|
|Busselton Coastal Protection Structures Inspection 2008 - Inspection of 50 groynes and seawalls along the Busselton foreshore and development of a strategic maintenance program (for the Shire of Busselton).|
|Exmouth Lot 11 Market St Dune Stability Assessments 2008.- Assessment of dune stability in a cyclonic area for a proposed coastal residential development (for Oceanica and Ironbridge Holdings).|
Maritime Construction – Seawalls, Groynes, Boat harbours and boat ramps
|Augusta Boat Harbour Construction 2012/13 - Weekly site inspections and technical advice for the construction of the breakwaters and revetments for the Augusta Boat Harbour.|
|Harvest Rd Groyne Refurbishment 2013- Project management and construction supervision for refurbishment of a low profile rock armoured groyne.|
|Dunsborough Jetty 2013 - Project management and construction supervision of boat ramp finger jetty.|
|Abbey Boat Ramp Upgrade 2012 - Project management and construction supervision of a boat ramp upgrade including finger jetty, boat ramps, revetment and carparks.|
|Busselton Beachfront Rock Seawall Design and Supervision 2011 - Design, specification and construction management of 440m long granite seawall (for Shire of Busselton).|
|Busselton Jetty Rock Abutment Design and Supervision 2009 - Detailed design of rock abutment for toe protection of Busselton Jetty (for Shire of Busselton).|
|Busselton Town Beach Groynes 2008 - Project management for approvals, tendering and construction phases of a project to construct 3 geofabric groynes and sand nourishment. (for Shire of Busselton).|
Maritime Construction – Maintenance Dredging
|Port Geographe Canals – Maintenance Dredging 2012 - Contract administration and site inspections during maintenance dredging campaign.|
|Port Geographe Canals – Planning and Design for Maintenance Dredging 2010|
|Port Geographe Maintenance Dredging 2009 - Design and Specification of Maintenance Dredging Works in entrance channel.|
|Bunbury Harbour Siltation Investigation 2009 - Investigation of historic dredging records, hydrosurvey and metocean data for long term maintenance dredging requirements (for Bunbury Port Authority).|
|Onslow, Beadon Creek Position Paper 2008 - Review of surveys for maintenance dredging planning (for JFA) .|
Maritime Construction – Sand Bypassing
|Port Geographe Sand and Seagrass Bypassing Works 2012 - Design and Project Management, ~ 170,000m3 of sand and seagrass wrack bypassed (for Department of Transport and Shire of Busselton).|
|Port Geographe Sand and Seagrass Bypassing Works 2011 - Design and Project Management, ~ 200,000m3 of sand and seagrass wrack bypassed (for Department of Transport and Shire of Busselton).|
|Port Geographe Sand and Seagrass Bypassing Works 2010 - Design and Project Management, ~ 90,000m3 of sand and seagrass wrack bypassed (for Department of Transport and Shire of Busselton).|
|Port Geographe Sand and Seagrass Bypassing Works 2009 - Design and Project Management for bypassing ~ 90,000m3 of sand and seagrass wrack bypassed (for Department of Transport and Shire of Busselton).|
Coastal & Maritime Planning
|Capes Region Boating Strategy 2010 - Report for Shire of Busselton and Shire of Augusta Margaret River.|
|Eagle Bay Community Hall – Coastal Setback Assessment 2010 - for Eagle Bay Community Association Inc.|
|Review of State Coastal Planning Policy 2009 - Review of physical setback determinations from 2003 to 2008 (for Oceanica).|
|Dongara Coastal Setbacks 2008 - Review of coastal setbacks for proposed development (for CZM).|