Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy

Burke RCRG

Resilient Coast - Resilient Gulf

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.

Project Manager, Alluvium Consulting Australia

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