Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan

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Project Summary:

Noosa Council is undertaking a multi-year project to develop a Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan (CHAP), as part of Council's commitment under the Queensland Government's QCoast2100 initiative. The plan will help Noosa Shire adapt to and prepare for the potential effects of rising sea levels over time.

Council has completed six out of the eight prescribed CHAP phases.

For more summary information on this project, please see the My Coast Community Bulletins in the Document Library (to the right of this screen).


Current Project Status:

Council has recently completed Phase 6 (adaptation options assessment) and submitted it to the Department of Environment & Science for review. Work has now commenced on deliverables for Phase 7 (socio-economic appraisal of adaptation options).

Council held a community workshop late last year to discuss the consequences to locations and assets expected to be at risk from future coastal hazards, and ways in which we might respond to these. This community input helped the project team to frame the risk assessments and adaptation options.

Moving forward, Council will continue to work with specialised consultants to undertake cost-benefit analyses of adaptation options. By doing so, initial and ongoing costs of each option will be made clear, as well as potential impacts on the community and the environment. Following this, a technical report will be provided to Council, and the community CHAP will be prepared. The draft CHAP is expected to be available for community feedback in mid-2020. It will be released for public consultation on Council’s Your Say webpage.


Background Information:

In 2016, Council decided that a Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan (CHAP) should form the core of Noosa’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Development of the CHAP is being funded through a $490,000 grant under the Queensland Department of Environment & Heritage Protection’s QCoast2100 initiative, which is being administered by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

To learn more about this project, please follow this link to access the My Coast website: https://tinyurl.com/mycoastnoosa

These map layers are also publicly available through Council's Intramaps platform (accessible here via the Noosa Council website), under the 'Development Assessment' module.

For enquiries or to submit feedback, please email grant.hinner@noosa.qld.gov.au

Project Summary:

Noosa Council is undertaking a multi-year project to develop a Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan (CHAP), as part of Council's commitment under the Queensland Government's QCoast2100 initiative. The plan will help Noosa Shire adapt to and prepare for the potential effects of rising sea levels over time.

Council has completed six out of the eight prescribed CHAP phases.

For more summary information on this project, please see the My Coast Community Bulletins in the Document Library (to the right of this screen).


Current Project Status:

Council has recently completed Phase 6 (adaptation options assessment) and submitted it to the Department of Environment & Science for review. Work has now commenced on deliverables for Phase 7 (socio-economic appraisal of adaptation options).

Council held a community workshop late last year to discuss the consequences to locations and assets expected to be at risk from future coastal hazards, and ways in which we might respond to these. This community input helped the project team to frame the risk assessments and adaptation options.

Moving forward, Council will continue to work with specialised consultants to undertake cost-benefit analyses of adaptation options. By doing so, initial and ongoing costs of each option will be made clear, as well as potential impacts on the community and the environment. Following this, a technical report will be provided to Council, and the community CHAP will be prepared. The draft CHAP is expected to be available for community feedback in mid-2020. It will be released for public consultation on Council’s Your Say webpage.


Background Information:

In 2016, Council decided that a Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan (CHAP) should form the core of Noosa’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Development of the CHAP is being funded through a $490,000 grant under the Queensland Department of Environment & Heritage Protection’s QCoast2100 initiative, which is being administered by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

To learn more about this project, please follow this link to access the My Coast website: https://tinyurl.com/mycoastnoosa

These map layers are also publicly available through Council's Intramaps platform (accessible here via the Noosa Council website), under the 'Development Assessment' module.

For enquiries or to submit feedback, please email grant.hinner@noosa.qld.gov.au

  • Coastal Mapping Consultation

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    by Debra, about 2 years ago

    Council has commenced a further round of consultation on this project, this time to present the coastal hazard mapping.

    A number of activities form part of the current consultation. Meetings have been held with residents whose properties are included within the mapped coastal erosion areas. Pop ups were held Sunshine Beach and Peregian Beach on the weekend and these were well attended with more being held on Saturday 12 May at Noosa Junction (8.30-10.30am) and Noosaville foreshore (11.30-1.30pm) near Thomas Street corner.


  • Thank you for having your say Noosa

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    by Debra, over 3 years ago

    Thank you Noosa for having your say in the survey. Your contribution will help in the development of plan that will help mitigate the future impacts of climate change. Your input in now being collated and analysed. Please see the Key Dates to the right of this screen for the next step. Stay tuned for the next update.