Coastal Hazard Adaptation

Our Resilient Gulf

DRAFT REPORT - Available for community consultation, see Have your say section of the website. Copy below

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 seawater inundation of low-lying areas. 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. Phase 3 – 5 of the process is running over April to August 2020. Phases 6 - 8 will be completed by June 2021. A range of stakeholder groups are providing input through each Phase of the project.

If you are interested in contributing to Our Resilient Gulf, 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


# Name Size Type Date Download
1 April project update.pdf 3.37 MB PDF 14th May 2020
2 Carpentaria_CHAS_ProjectUpdate_No2_v3.pdf 6.43 MB PDF 11th September 2020
3 CarpentariaCHAS_v3 draft for consultation.pdf 10.45 MB PDF 9th June 2021
4 CarpentariaCHAS_v4 For Consultation.pdf 10.29 MB PDF 23rd June 2021
5 CHAS - Our Shared Values.pdf 966.73 KB PDF 7th May 2021
6 Fact sheet no.1 - Commonly used terms.pdf 5.02 MB PDF 14th May 2020
7 Fact sheet no.2 - Coastal hazards.pdf 8.49 MB PDF 14th May 2020
8 Fact sheet no.3 - Adaptation options.pdf 7.26 MB PDF 14th May 2020
9 Fact Sheet no.4 - Resilient House.pdf 5.60 MB PDF 11th February 2021
10 Fact sheet no.5 - Carpentaria Economics.pdf 8.08 MB PDF 10th March 2021
11 Supplement A Factsheets and Project Updates.pdf 22.97 MB PDF 23rd June 2021
12 Supplement B Coastal Hazard Maps.pdf 23.97 MB PDF 23rd June 2021
13 Supplement C Adaptation Options.pdf 1.08 MB PDF 23rd June 2021