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

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