Coastal action plan: community conversation

Submissions closing on July 15, 2022, 05:00 PM

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Join the community conversation on a coastal action plan for Whanganui’s dynamic and changing coast!

We’d like to know how you interact with the coast and what you’d like to see protected and enhanced in the future.

Your input will feed into a draft coastal action plan for Whanganui, which we’re developing this year with Iwi and community groups. The action plan will set out how we manage coastal processes (which are affected by climate change) like erosion, sand movement and ecological degradation.

Take our survey

You can also give feedback at one of our community drop-in sessions.

Community drop-in sessions

Our community drop-in sessions are about two-way information sharing. Coastal scientist, Jim Dahm, will give a short talk about natural processes shaping Castlecliff and Kai Iwi beaches and how climate change is affecting these, and outline some of the management possibilities for the future. We’d also like to hear about your interaction with the coast and your vision for our beaches in the future.

Community drop-in sessions scheduled for June:

  • Thursday, 9 June: 10.30am-2.30pm, Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff
  • Friday, 10 June: 11.00am-2.00pm, Alexander Library Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kāuru
  • Saturday, 11 June: 10.30am-2.00pm, Duncan Pavilion, Castlecliff
  • Sunday, 12 June: 10.30am-2.30pm, Rapanui Mowhanau Community Hall.


Jim Dahm will give short talks at 11.00am and 1.00pm at each session. Tamariki are welcome and coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided at some venues.

Where to next?

Once we’ve heard community feedback, we’ll work with Iwi and community groups to develop a draft coastal action plan. The draft action The draft plan will go out for consultation later this year.

The ten-year final plan will provide a pathway for the community to work together to increase the wellbeing and resilience of the people and environment at our coast. It will be a ‘living document’, regularly reviewed and updated to reflect any changes in scientific data, community aspirations and access to funding.

Delivery of the plan will be with the community and we imagine many actions will be delivered by community groups over the next ten years - this will be a plan by and for the community.