Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan

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Consultation has concluded. Council thanks the community for your contribution to this consultation.

Climate Change


Project Update


At its Ordinary Meeting on 18 November 2021, Noosa Council unanimously adopted its Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan (CHAP). The CHAP has now been sent to the Local Government Association of Queensland and Queensland Department of Environment and Science, in line with the requirements of the QCoast2100 program. A version of the final CHAP sent for state approval is available in the document library.

Please visit the CHAP homepage on Council's main website, under the Climate Change section, for further details, updated documentation and future updates.

Community feedback played an important role in the CHAP's development. Council received over 230 written submissions in its first round of community consultation, and over 50 written submissions in its second round. Council also held six (6) Community Roundtable meetings with community groups from July to September 2021 to help clarify concerns with the CHAP and identify solutions and improvements, with feedback incorporated into the final version of the CHAP.

We wish to thank all residents and community groups that have been involved and provided comment on the CHAP. The Council Reports provide summaries of submissions made during the consultation process, including responses to issues raised and the process for further community engagement. Please access the Council Reports in the document library.


Current Project Status


The CHAP is currently awaiting State approval. All previous phases of the plan’s development have been finalised and signed off by representatives of the Local Government Association of Queensland and Queensland Department of Environment and Science, in line the requirements of the QCoast2100 program.


Coastal Hazard Maps

Coastal hazard map layers can be viewed on Council's interactive mapping at https://www.mapping.noosa.qld.gov.au/home under Noosa Plan 2020, then click on the Coastal Hazards map layers. Further instruction on how to access this mapping is also available via the document library.

These coastal hazard map layers produced as part of the development of the CHAP show potential inundation and coastal erosion extents for 2040, 2070 and 2100. The map layers should not be relied upon for making detailed design decisions as part of the development of buildings, infrastructure or other structures at the individual lot scale. The mapping has been prepared in good faith to identify areas of interest that require further investigation for mitigating potential risks. While Noosa Council has exercised reasonable care in preparing this mapping it does to warrant or represent that it is accurate or complete.

Climate Change


Project Update


At its Ordinary Meeting on 18 November 2021, Noosa Council unanimously adopted its Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan (CHAP). The CHAP has now been sent to the Local Government Association of Queensland and Queensland Department of Environment and Science, in line with the requirements of the QCoast2100 program. A version of the final CHAP sent for state approval is available in the document library.

Please visit the CHAP homepage on Council's main website, under the Climate Change section, for further details, updated documentation and future updates.

Community feedback played an important role in the CHAP's development. Council received over 230 written submissions in its first round of community consultation, and over 50 written submissions in its second round. Council also held six (6) Community Roundtable meetings with community groups from July to September 2021 to help clarify concerns with the CHAP and identify solutions and improvements, with feedback incorporated into the final version of the CHAP.

We wish to thank all residents and community groups that have been involved and provided comment on the CHAP. The Council Reports provide summaries of submissions made during the consultation process, including responses to issues raised and the process for further community engagement. Please access the Council Reports in the document library.


Current Project Status


The CHAP is currently awaiting State approval. All previous phases of the plan’s development have been finalised and signed off by representatives of the Local Government Association of Queensland and Queensland Department of Environment and Science, in line the requirements of the QCoast2100 program.


Coastal Hazard Maps

Coastal hazard map layers can be viewed on Council's interactive mapping at https://www.mapping.noosa.qld.gov.au/home under Noosa Plan 2020, then click on the Coastal Hazards map layers. Further instruction on how to access this mapping is also available via the document library.

These coastal hazard map layers produced as part of the development of the CHAP show potential inundation and coastal erosion extents for 2040, 2070 and 2100. The map layers should not be relied upon for making detailed design decisions as part of the development of buildings, infrastructure or other structures at the individual lot scale. The mapping has been prepared in good faith to identify areas of interest that require further investigation for mitigating potential risks. While Noosa Council has exercised reasonable care in preparing this mapping it does to warrant or represent that it is accurate or complete.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Climate change is already affecting Australian communities, and will likely have implications for Noosa Shire and its residents and businesses. Council is therefore inviting you to help shape the Noosa Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

    The Plan will be underpinned by coastal hazards modelling, key asset risk assessments and adaptation options analysis being undertaken by specialist consultants in 2017.


    Consultation has concluded. Council thanks the community for your contribution to this consultation.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Noosa Shire Council is currently preparing a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Plan (CHAP) to better understand the risk of coastal hazards impacting our coastline today and in the future. A good understanding of coastal hazard risks means that Council and our community can be prepared and make informed decisions on what short and long-term actions should be taken to manage the risks to key assets, infrastructure, features and qualities of our coastal environment that are most valued by our community and visitors to our region. 

    In this survey, we’d like to understand what areas of the coast you use and value and why they are important to you.

    Consultation has concluded. Council thanks the community for your contribution to this consultation.

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