Our small coastal community is surrounded by water on three sides, so we are particularly vulnerable to risks associated with climate change, such as from storm surges and sea level rise.
The Borough of Queencliffe recognises this vulnerability and has been taking steps to ensure that its population is prepared for and adapted to changes in climate.
In 2010, using Australian Government funding, Council carried out a climate change risk assessment on Council assets and services and developed a local adaptation action plan to respond to those risks.
The local adaptation action plan, titled Preparing for Climate Change in the Borough of Queenscliffe: Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan, helps Council to:
The adaptation action plan contains 36 adaptation actions to address Council's highest-rating climate change risks.
The adaption actions address the following broad areas:
The actions are divided into two groups for implementation – short-term actions (2010–2013) and long-term actions (2013–2017).
Need more information?
Please contact Council's Sustainability Officer.