WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR
Welcome to the inaugural issue of WA Coastal News, a publication by the Western Australian branch of the Australian Coastal Society. The purpose of this newsletter is to share information regarding policy, programs, projects, on-ground activities and other items across our member base and to the broader Western Australian coastal community.
Our members represent a range of groups, each playing a vitally important role in contributing towards the sustainability of our beautiful coastline. By sharing information across our growing network we hope to raise awareness, support collaborations and build a community of interest in the Western Australian coast. This collaborative venture is critically important as the impacts of a changing climate, population growth, and scarce resource investment, impact our coastal areas.
I have recently stepped into the position of State Chair, following from Jo Ludbrook. Jo has done an amazing job ensuring ACS WA is in a position to provide a strong voice for our community through partnerships with natural resource management groups (for example, WALN) and others, and through her tireless work in the South West of Western Australia. Jo remains an active member of the WA branch, and is Chairperson of the Australian Coastal Society. Together we look forward to working with you to learn about and advocate for, a vibrant and sustainable Western Australian coast.
ACS WA State Chair