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Glossary of Terms
In June 2018, following the storm of January 2018, TCDC adopted the Thames-Coromandel Coastal Management Strategy (TCDC, 2018a5) which set out the problem, context for and challenge of coastal climate adaptation.
Study area and coastal assets
The Coromandel Peninsula extends 85km north from the eastern corner of Waikato and west of the Bay of Plenty on Aotearoa New Zealand’s North Island.
Given its nature, the project considered assets for which other government agencies have responsibility (e.g., State Highway 25 (SH25)) and some of the CAPs advocate action relating to these assets (e.
Subdivision of the coast
Due to the Coromandel Peninsula’s diverse features, a clear differentiation can be made between the geomorphology, coastal processes (particularly wave exposure), and ecology of the west and east coastlines.
The scope of the project’s hazard assessment was limited to coastal hazards → coastal inundation, coastal erosion and coastal landslides.
Revision of the SMP
A 10-year review cycle is proposed for the SMP project.
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"Dynamic adaptive pathways planning"
As set out in the Introduction, in 2017 the MfE published guidance for local government which provided direction on the coastal adaptation planning process and recommended five stages and 10 steps to achieve this (see figure below).