Spotlight on Hinchinbrook’s Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy

Leeanne Enoch MP

The Palaszczuk Government is backing Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) with a $398,645 grant delivered through the state’s $12 million QCoast2100 program, the Queensland Government said in its latest release. 

Minister for Environment, Leeanne Enoch, said that QCoast2100 helps councils and communities understand and prepare for storm tide inundation, coastal erosion, and the emerging threat of rising sea levels caused by climate change.

“This new funding will mean council can carry out an assessment of coastal hazards in areas of concern, and identify assets at risk, as well as examine management options to keep the community safe,” Ms Enoch said.

“Engagement and education of the community is another important part of the project – ensuring citizens play a prominent role in shaping the response to this significant issue.”

Current priority zones for protection include the residential areas of Lucinda, Halifax, Taylors Beach and Forrest Beach, impacted agricultural land, and locations that support coastal tourism.

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) is administering the QCoast2100 program and continues to help councils with their proposals and project preparations.

 

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