Shire closer to being high and dry
DOUGLAS Shire has become the first council in Queensland to complete the first two phases of a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy under the State Government QCoast 2100 program.
The Local Government Association of Queensland is running the $12 million QCoast 2100 Program to help councils adapt to the possible impacts of climate change.
Mayor Julia Leu said the $393,470 would help identify and implement cost-effective mitigation measures and plan for appropriate development and growth.
Council has also recently teamed up with the Douglas Local Marine Advisory Committee to send sustainability officer Nicola Learmond to a coastal management course run by Griffith University.
“We learned about climate change adaptation, and the potential impacts of future cyclones and storms, coastal erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rises caused by climate change,” she said.