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) over the next three years ($4 million/p.a.) 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 $70,000 to undertake the Phase 1 and 2 of the QCoast2100 programme. Phases 1 and 2 include the following actions:
Produce a life-of-project Stakeholder Communication and Engagement Plan.
Scope coastal hazard issues for the Capricorn Coast.
Council has engaged the Buckley Vann/ BMT WBM consultancy team to undertake the work involved for Phases 1 and 2. It is envisaged that the project will be completed by October 2017. Work will then commence on developing a funding proposal for the remainder of the 6 phases incorporated under the QCoast2100 project.
For further information regarding the QCoast2100 program please visit the QCoast2100 website