Managing coastal erosion at Mettams Pool

The City of Stirling is working with the community to investigate engineering options to address ongoing coastal erosion at Mettams Pool.

To do this, the City is seeking your feedback on what you value about Mettams Pool, its facilities and amenity.

Why is the City undertaking this project?

Following a series of storms in 2009 that significantly impacted coastal infrastructure at Watermans Bay, the City commissioned a Strategic Coastal Processes Study, which was reported to Council on 9 May 2017. This study allowed the City to better understand the coastal processes, determine which areas of our coastline were most at risk and identify what those risks were.

One of the areas identified as most at risk from erosion was Mettams Pool and parts of West Coast Drive - which supports a popular coastal cycling and walking route and direct access to properties.

Have Your Say!

The City is now investigating a range of coastal engineering options, with the aim of balancing the protection of West Coast Drive with retaining or enhancing the attributes of Mettams Pool so valued by the community.

We would like to thank everyone that provided their feedback through our online community values survey.

This feedback will largely inform the development of a range of engineering options and determine how the infrastructure at Mettams Pool can be adapted to optimise the unique features of the place as well as manage future coastal erosion.

We will share the results of the survey and the next steps in the project with you shortly. In the meantime, to keep up to date on the project or register your interest to attend a Community Forum on Saturday 6 July, please register here.

Do you have any questions about this project?

For more background information about this project please refer to the FAQs. If you can't find the answer, please use the Q&A tool below, or get in touch with the project contact to ask a question.

Do you have any difficulties understanding the information on this page or providing feedback?

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact the City's Customer Contact Centre on (08) 9205 8555

The City of Stirling is working with the community to investigate engineering options to address ongoing coastal erosion at Mettams Pool.

To do this, the City is seeking your feedback on what you value about Mettams Pool, its facilities and amenity.

Why is the City undertaking this project?

Following a series of storms in 2009 that significantly impacted coastal infrastructure at Watermans Bay, the City commissioned a Strategic Coastal Processes Study, which was reported to Council on 9 May 2017. This study allowed the City to better understand the coastal processes, determine which areas of our coastline were most at risk and identify what those risks were.

One of the areas identified as most at risk from erosion was Mettams Pool and parts of West Coast Drive - which supports a popular coastal cycling and walking route and direct access to properties.

Have Your Say!

The City is now investigating a range of coastal engineering options, with the aim of balancing the protection of West Coast Drive with retaining or enhancing the attributes of Mettams Pool so valued by the community.

We would like to thank everyone that provided their feedback through our online community values survey.

This feedback will largely inform the development of a range of engineering options and determine how the infrastructure at Mettams Pool can be adapted to optimise the unique features of the place as well as manage future coastal erosion.

We will share the results of the survey and the next steps in the project with you shortly. In the meantime, to keep up to date on the project or register your interest to attend a Community Forum on Saturday 6 July, please register here.

Do you have any questions about this project?

For more background information about this project please refer to the FAQs. If you can't find the answer, please use the Q&A tool below, or get in touch with the project contact to ask a question.

Do you have any difficulties understanding the information on this page or providing feedback?

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact the City's Customer Contact Centre on (08) 9205 8555

If you are seeking more information about managing coastal erosion at Mettams Pool, please submit your question here.

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  • An easy fix for the beach and swimming area is to remove the rocks on the beach and going into the water by digging down at least 1 meter deep, an easy and safe fix for everybody, also bring in Tons of sand. Happy Days

    Ken Mooney asked 15 days ago

    Thank you for your comments, Ken. These have been passed on to the team and will be considered as part of this consultation.

    If you haven't already, we would appreciate if you could provide further feedback through the formal channel available here

  • Hi, I cant seem to find the link to download the City of Stirling - Strategic Coastal Process Study 2015 Final Report (ECM Doc No: 8077942). Please can you send the link to download, the exact location it can be found or alternatively email me a copy. Thank you for your assistance. Regards, Phil

    Phil asked 17 days ago

    Thank you for your question, Phil.

    The Strategic Coastal Process Study 2015 Final Report has been uploaded to the Document Library and you can download it via the link here. The document is 16MB and if you have trouble downloading it, a copy can be made available for viewing at the City’s Administration Centre (25 Cedric Street, Stirling) during business hours.