Palaszczuk Government Invests in Coastal Adaptation Strategy

The Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million QCoast2100 fund will assist another five local governments to help coastal communities prepare for rising threats such as erosion and storm tide flooding caused by climate change, Queensland Government just announced.

Environment Minister, Dr Steven Miles, said that Torres Shire, Cassowary Coast, Mackay, Cairns and Redland City councils were all successful in their applications for funding, which is available to all coastal councils.

These councils join six others that have been awarded funding – bringing the total so far to 11.

“The Councils will now either commence or improve their Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy for their region based on an assessment of local conditions and the challenges which they need to meet,” Dr Miles said.

Dr Miles said that coastal communities are already at risk from sea erosion and storm tide inundation caused by cyclones and other severe storm systems and these will become a greater threat with rising sea levels from climate change.

Councils so far awarded QCoast2100 funding are: Torres Shire; Cassowary Coast; Mackay; Cairns; Redland City; Whitsunday; Moreton Bay; Noosa Shire; Townsville; Douglas Shire and Livingstone Shire.

 

 

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