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WATERFRONT: HYBRID COASTAL DEFENCE

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Altona Coastal Park

Pines Scout Camp Road

Altona, VIC 3018

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Join us on this coastal ‘wading tour’ and explore the newly installed mangrove project at Altona Coastal Park.

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Access Requirements: At times you will be walking in water. Waterproof or wet weather appropriate pants and gumboots recommended. Limited mobility with one hour of walking. Not suitable for prams. Tour contingent on good weather conditions.

Altona Coastal Park meeting place available on booking.

Reef Design Lab and University of Melbourne investigate coastal defence by mass planting Victoria’s native southern mangrove species inside a specially designed planter. Exploring the use natural habitats to reduce wave height and accumulate sand, custom designed mangrove planters have been integrated with direct planting of mangrove seeds. The planters have been designed to reduce wave energy to help the small mangroves grow. As the mangroves get bigger, they can reduce wave height and accumulate sediment themselves, protecting the foreshore from erosion.

Presented by Open House Melbourne, National Centre for Coasts and Climate and Reef Design Lab for Waterfront – part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Photo: courtesy Reef Design Lab

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