Burke Shire Council is undertaking a series of investigations to inform short and long-term management of the coastal zone, and how we can enhance resilience and adapt to changing coastal hazards.
Coastal hazards include erosion of sandy coastlines, and short or long-term inundation of low-lying areas by seawater. Coastal hazards in the Gulf are typically associated with storms, tropical cyclones, and long-term sea-level rise.
Council has received funding from the Queensland Government program QCoast2100 for a program of work to inform coastal hazard adaptation initiatives, including:
Phase 1: Developing a stakeholder engagement and communication strategy
Phase 2: Completing a scoping study
Phase 3: Mapping of coastal hazard areas (present day to 2100)
Phase 4: Collating values and assets, and assessing exposure to coastal hazards
Phase 5: Assessing coastal hazard risk to assets and values
Phase 6: Exploring the range of adaptation options and initiatives
Phase 7: Socio-economic assessment of adaptation options
Phase 8: Development, implementation and review of the Shire-wide Strategy
Phase 1 and 2 were completed in 2019, and Phases 3 – 5 of the process were completed over April to August 2020. Phases 6 – 8 will be completed by March 2021. A range of stakeholder groups are providing input through each Phase of the project.
If you are interested in contributing to the Resilient Coast – Resilient Gulf project, please be part of our community consultation. Your ideas and input will be a valuable to inform the technical work and future initiatives.
Check this website for regular project updates and fact sheets, and opportunities to participate in surveys and other activities
Contact the project team to share your ideas, experiences and ask questions.