Melbourne Design Week

Hybrid Coastal Defence

Presented by Open House Melbourne, National Centre for Coasts and Climate and Reef Design Lab

Free entry Sun 22 Mar, 10am–12pm
Altona, see openhousemelbourne.org for details

Booking required

Departure times according to tides, visit openhousemelbourne.org for details
Contact: [email protected]

Explore the newly installed mangrove project at Altona Coastal Park, Grantville and Lang Lang. Reef Design Lab and Melbourne University’s National Centre for Coasts and Climate are investigating coastal defence by mass planting Victoria’s native southern mangrove species inside a specially designed planter. Exploring the use of natural habitats to reduce wave height and accumulate sand, custom designed mangrove planters have been integrated with direct planting of mangrove seeds. As the mangroves get bigger, they can reduce wave height and accumulate sediment themselves, protecting the foreshore from erosion.

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Free entry Sun 22 Mar, 10am–12pm
Altona, see openhousemelbourne.org for details

Booking required

Departure times according to tides, visit openhousemelbourne.org for details
Contact: [email protected]