Residents urged to have say for coastal hazard strategy

06 November 2017

Moreton Bay Regional Council is inviting residents to share their thoughts on the region’s coastal areas and help shape how the community can adapt to coastal hazards and a changing coastline.

From November 6 until December 8, residents can complete a survey on council’s website, and provide feedback about how they interact with local beaches, foreshores and waterways and what they think some of the challenges these areas may face in the future, such as storm tide flooding and coastal erosion.

It’s part of the Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy, which is being developed by council to identify short, medium and long-term coastal hazards and how they can best be managed.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said it was important to understand how the community viewed their coastal areas and encouraged residents to have their say.

“To make sure we can develop the best possible strategy for our community, we need your feedback and want you to tell us how you see Moreton Bay’s coastal areas now and into the future,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“Whether you live on the coast or visit our foreshores and beaches, this is your chance to have your say.

The survey is the first step in an ongoing consultation process, that will also include the formation of community reference group. An expressions of interest process for the community reference group is expected to commence later this year.

“Your feedback will form a vital part of the final strategy and actions council will take to meet the challenges of coastal hazards.”

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete, and can be done online or at one of eight kiosks across the region, including the mobile library.

Consultation locations:

  • Bribie Island Library - 1 Welsby Parade, Bongaree
  • Burpengary Library - 121 Station Road, Burpengary
  • Caboolture Administration Centre - 2 Hasking Street, Caboolture
  • Deception Bay Library - 9 Bayview Terreace, Deception Bay
  • North Lakes Library - 10 The Corso, North Lakes
  • Redcliffe Administration Centre - Irene Street, Redcliffe
  • Strathpine Administration Centre - 220 Gympie Road, Strathpine
  • Mobile library - locations and times available on the Mobile Library webpage.

The key findings from the survey will be summarised and published on council’s website after the survey close date.

Earlier this year, council took the first step towards developing its Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy, endorsing a communication and engagement plant to help identify and involve stakeholders in the strategy’s development.

The Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy has been funded in part by a $500,000 commitment from the Queensland Government through its QCoast2100 program.

To access the survey visit the Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy consultation page.

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