Livingstone Shire Council is currently developing a Coastal Hazards Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) under the QCoast2100 programme. The QCoast2100 programme assists local governments in responding to the potential impacts of coastal hazards and climate change.
It facilitates the development of high quality information enabling defensible, timely and effective local adaptation decision-making through access to tools, technical and expert support and grants for eligible councils.
The Programme is funded by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) totalling $12 million and will be delivered by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).
There are a number of core steps required to ensure a local government has the appropriate level of information to allow practical decision-making and implementation to occur. These core steps in developing a coastal hazard adaptation strategy (CHAS) include:
Livingstone Shire Council has received funding of just under $500,000 to develop the Livingstone Coastal Hazards Adaptation Strategy and has engaged the Ethos Urban/BMT consultancy team to undertake the work involved for all 8 Phases. It is envisaged that the project will be completed by 31 October 2020.
For further information regarding the Livingstone Coastal Hazards Adaptation Strategy please visit Council’s Get Involved page.