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Rockhampton future climate (2100) coastal erosion

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Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703017004

Title: Rockhampton future climate (2100) coastal erosion


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



This use of this data should be carried out with the knowledge of the contained metadata and with reference to the associated report provided by Geoscience Australia with this data (Reforming Planning Processes Trial: Rockhampton 2050). A copy of this report is available from the the Geoscience Australia website ( or the Geoscience Australia sales office (, 1800 800 173). This file presents the future climate coastal erosion hazard as polygon areas.

ANZLIC search words:

  • HAZARDS Fire Mapping

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: FITZROY (S) - QLD-FITZROY (S) - Local Government Areas (LGA) - Queensland

Geographic extent polygon: 150.7235 -22.9624, 150.872 -22.9624, 150.872 -23.4739, 150.7235 -23.4739, 150.7235 -22.9624,

Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -22.9624 °
South bounding latitude: -23.4739 °
East bounding longitude: 150.872 °
West bounding longitude: 150.7235 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - gdb ArcGIS file geodatabase ArcGIS
Available format type:
DIGITAL - gdb ArcGIS file geodatabase ArcGIS

Access constraints:

? Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2013

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Geoscience Australia has tried to make the information in this product as accurate as possible. However, it does not guarantee that the information is totally accurate or complete. Therefore, you should not solely rely on this information when making a commercial decision.

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Data quality


The extract below is summarised from the technical report. The metadata attached to the data is more extensive and can be viewed via ArcCatalog. See the technical report for tables, images and reference list referenced in the summary.

The future climate erosion hazard was determined using the Queensland Coastal Hazards Guideline (QCHG - DERM, 2012a). The guideline requires erosion prone area widths to accommodate both short and long term erosion for a specific planning period, in this case 100 years.

The Queensland Government, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, has defined the erosion prone areas along the coast of the Rockhampton study area (


The first column is ?Erosion prone area segment number?. The second column is ?Segment start longitude (degrees)?. The third column is ?Segment start latitude (degrees)?. The fourth column is ?Erosion prone area width (metres)?.

RoR001 150.94512 -23.55251 400m

RoR002 150.86402 -23.47200 Transition from 300m to 135m

RoR003 150.81990 -23.42384 135m

RoR004 150.79689 -23.36910 240m

RoR005 150.79174 -23.34885 140m

RoR006 150.79190 -23.33522 0m

RoR007 150.79835 -23.33773 100m (Possible bedrock)

RoR008 150.79818 -23.33610 0m

RoR009 150.79525 -23.33539 100m

RoR010 150.79308 -23.33130 Transition from 100m to 70m

RoR011 150.79309 -23.32499 0m

RoR012 150.79073 -23.32186 400m

RoR013 150.79246 -23.30795 250m

RoR014 150.80035 -23.29834 400m

RoR015 150.81117 -23.28709 0m

RoR016 150.81390 -23.28787 125m

RoR017 150.82010 -23.27926 Transition from 125m to 40m

RoR018 150.82274 -23.27850 40m (Possible bedrock)

RoR019 150.82470 -23.27921 65m (Possible bedrock)

RoR020 150.82444 -23.27831 135m

RoR021 150.82482 -23.27472 0m

RoR022 150.82566 -23.27321 40m (Possible bedrock)

RoR023 150.82670 -23.26927 0m

RoR024 150.82792 -23.26734 140m

RoR025 150.82927 -23.25885 0m

RoR026 150.82908 -23.25491 160m

RoR027 150.82592 -23.23959 0m

RoR028 150.82599 -23.23794 160m (Possible bedrock)

RoR029 150.81951 -23.22388 0m

RoR030 150.81687 -23.22189 140m

RoR031 150.80031 -23.22810 400m

RoR032 150.79731 -23.22587 140m (measured from old creek bank)

RoR033 150.79619 -23.22196 215m

RoR034 150.78919 -23.20690 140m

RoR035 150.78907 -23.19924 0m

RoR036 150.79193 -23.19609 140m

RoR037 150.79460 -23.18446 0m

RoR038 150.79384 -23.17862 120m

RoR039 150.79268 -23.16407 0m

RoR040 150.78351 -23.16571 140m (Possible bedrock)

RoR041 150.77921 -23.16587 0m

RoR042 150.77636 -23.16529 150m

RoR043 150.76400 -23.14554 0m

RoR044 150.76137 -23.14281 150m

RoR045 150.75912 -23.14025 0m

RoR046 150.75487 -23.13891 40m (Possible bedrock)

RoR047 150.75192 -23.13668 125m

RoR048 150.74961 -23.12833 0m

RoR049 150.74978 -23.12592 135m

RoR050 150.75139 -23.10809 185m

RoR051 150.75121 -23.10570 235m

Spatial Analysis

The future climate erosion hazard was developed by creating spatial data (points) from the latitude and longitude data for each of erosion prone area segment boundaries as shown in Table 7 (Appendix 4. Coastal Erosion, p122). The boundary points were co-located with the current coastline digitised for the current climate erosion overlays. The segment of coastline between the two erosion prone area boundaries points was then buffered landward by the erosion prone area width (in metres) calculated by DERM to create the polygon showing the aerial extent of the future climate erosion hazard.

Positional accuracy:

The coastline was digitised from the 2010 captured aerial photography and erosional buffers applied to this coastline.

Attribute accuracy:

Not applicable.

Logical Consistency:

Not applicable.


Erosion was defined for all entries in the table.

Contact information

Contact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) (GA)
Contact position: Manager Client Services
Mail address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Mail address: GPO Box 378
Locality: Canberra
State: ACT
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2601
Telephone: 02 6249 9966
Facsimile: 02 6249 9960
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Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-05-28

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Authors:Cechet, R.P. French, I. Sanabria, A. Moore, D.