Coastal change isn’t a new phenomenon. Our bays and beaches are ‘living areas’ that change daily due to tides and seasons. They also experience and respond to Mother Nature’s forces during storms and other extreme weather events.
Council will partner with local coastal communities to investigate how we can best prepare, adapt and take care of our 170 kilometres of coastline into the future. This consultative process will result in a Coastal Strategy for our coastline.
The strategy will investigate how coastal changes - such as coastal erosion, storm tide inundation and climate change factors like sea level rise - may impact local communities, infrastructure and the environment. It will also look at what resilience and adaptation options are available to best manage coastal change over time.
This complex project has commenced with council currently undertaking research and new technical studies that will be crucial for community consultation and involvement, and development of the Coastal Strategy.
The project is receiving funding support through the QCoast2100 program, a partnership between the State Government and the LGAQ.