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June 15, 2024

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Byron Shire residents are being encouraged to grab a camera and take some pics of the king tide that is due on the east coast from Thursday 13 December to Sunday 15.

The Witness King Tides program aims to capture the impacts of king tides and help educate communities on rising sea levels through the sharing of images and it is the first time that Byron Shire Council has been officially involved.

The tides occur this Thursday, December 13 at 8.40am, Friday, December 14 at 9.30am and Saturday December 15 at 10.25am.

Byron Mayor Simon Richardson says the coastline has a well-known history of large coastal storms and has been identified as a coastal erosion ‘hot spot’.

‘Thankfully, the lessons taught by Mother Nature over the past century have been heard by the local community and, as a result, Byron Shire has maintained a low built profile and since the 1970s has considered the type of development and where it should occur.

‘As a community we need to be at the planning forefront on how we can adapt the built environment as sea level continues to rise,’ he said.

He added that careful consideration of how we adapt and manage our coastline as a result of rising sea levels will have impacts on coastal amenity, the environment and public assets for future generations of residents and visitors.

Visit the Witness King Tides website www.witnesskingtides.org to see past photographs of king-tide impacts on estuaries, creeks, bridges, drains, roads and coastal foreshores from Queensland and New South Wales.

All photographers are asked to take care when out capturing the events and not place themselves or others at risk.

‘We look forward to seeing the images uploaded to Witness King Tides,’ Mayor Richardson said.

Photos can be uploaded at www.witnesskingtides.org.

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