Development or Dunes? The Long Struggle to Protect Perth’s Scarborough Beach Coastal Reserve
Over the course of 80 years, Scarborough Beach in northern Perth has become an iconic slice of Western Australia’s beach culture. Meanwhile, protection of its unique coastal dune system, severed and degraded since 1932, has required decades of vigilance and relentless community advocacy. Its ultimate protection from development in 2019 after over 35 years of struggle demonstrates the power of local advocacy to effect change. Yet the far greater force of climate change is now impacting the coastline, one which advocacy has little power to halt.
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