Burke Shire Council have recently completed a Coastal Hazard Adaption Strategy (CHAS) under the QCoast2100 program, which is a state-wide initiative of the Queensland Government and the Local Government Association of Queensland.
The strategy, known as the “Resilient Coast – Resilient Gulf” strategy will assist Council to proactively plan for managing coastal hazard impacts until 2100, especially those related to climate change.
The process undertaken has involved the engagement of a number of key community stakeholders, with the document now presented as a Final Summary Report (link below).
This report provides a summary of the Coastal Hazard Adaption S activities and outcomes. Key activities of Phase 8 have included:
• Relevant engagement and communication actions and materials
• Development of a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy and supporting documentation
• Development of a 10-year Implementation Plan, including monitoring and evaluation and change management actions.
Key outcomes from Phase 8 include:
• A shared understanding of coastal hazards and adaptation options
• A shared understanding of preferred adaptation actions for the Burke Shire coast
• A shared understanding of priority actions for implementation over the next 5 – 10 years, with shared stakeholder roles and responsibilities
If you are interested in contributing to the Resilient Coast – Resilient Gulf strategy, please put forward your ideas as your input will be valuable to inform the future Council initiatives. Comments and feedback can be provided by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in writing directly to Council, addressed to Graham O’Byrne.