‘Sculpting the Capricorn Coast’ takes as its starting point two of
the key principles enunciated above. Its aim is to stimulate public curiosity
about the physical changes that have taken place on Keppel
Bay’s Capricorn Coast over the past one hundred years or so, in order
to encourage residents to take an active interest in the impact of development
on the local natural environment.
|It also contributes to
‘capacity building’ in two ways: by providing insights into the process
by which a few selected infrastructure decisions have been made in the past, and
by making accessible to the public a database of historical images and manuscripts
illustrative and informative of physical coastal environmental change. The
image archive will be available to individuals and community groups to use,
for instance, as a first port of call in the writing of reports on specific locations
or environmental issues, for baseline biophysical data, to demonstrate land use
patterns, illustrate cultural continuities etc.