Valuing climate change impacts on Sydney beaches to inform coastal management decisions

Valuing climate change impacts on Sydney beaches to inform coastal management decisions

Primary Country: Australia
Ecosystem: shores
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $850 million: Coastal properties at risk from erosion or flooding over the next century in New South Wales were valued at $850 million in 2005 and this figure increases yearly due to property value increases and intensified coastal development (Pyper, 20
  2. . In the year ending June 2008,
  3. $9.27 billion: Sydney received just over 26 million visitors, with total visitor expenditure of $9.27 billion (Tourism NSW, 20
  4. . In 2001, a survey of international tourists in Sydney determined that, depending on the country of origin, between 20 and 56 per cent (average 36.3 per ce
  5. of visitors visited Bondi Beach.
Methodology: Contingent Valuation; Hedonic Pricing Method; Travel Cost Method
Data source: NOEP

Publication information

Anning, David Dominey-Howes, DaleWithycombe, Geoff “Valuing climate change impacts on Sydney beaches to inform coastal management decisions” Management of Environmental Quality, 2009

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