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Climate Change Risk Assessment Project

In 2010, a Climate Change Risk Assessment Project was developed to enable local government to assess the vulnerability of foreshore assets in the Riverpark to climate change-induced sea level rise. This project produced a risk assessment methodology to give local government the ability to plan, prioritise and manage the risks to the Riverpark’s economic, social and ecological assets. It can also be used by other foreshore land managers. The methodology includes a checklist of infrastructure, social and environmental assets. The project area spans from Fremantle traffic bridge to Windan Bridge on the Swan River and Riverton Bridge on the Canning River. A case study was also developed with support from the City of Perth to look at the potential effects of climate change at Point Fraser in the Swan River.