Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note, that as a result of community feedback and in consultation with the LGAQ, Council has extended the deadline for submissions on the draft CHAP to 17:00 Monday 8 March 2021.



Current Project Status

Council has completed a draft Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan. This plan has been developed based on sound evidence, and critical input from the community, technical experts, and other key stakeholders. The Council endorsed the release of the draft plan for the purposes of public comment, at the Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 21 January, 2021.


The public comment period will run for 28 days, formally commencing 09:00 Monday 25 January 2021 and ending at 17:00 Monday 8 March 2021. All persons with an interest in this plan, regardless of where they reside or their relationship to Noosa, are encouraged to submit feedback.


A range of supporting documentation created to inform the development of the draft CHAP, as well as to support stakeholder understanding of the draft CHAP and the broader project (e.g. fact sheets, FAQ), are available to download via the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page. Please note, the FAQ document may be updated, during the public comment period, as a result of feedback received during the public comment period. Coastal hazard map layers can be viewed on Council's mapping website.


Submitting your feedback

Please note, a dedicated feedback email address has been created for this comment period. Please note, the inbox for this email will not be monitored until the formal commencement of the public comment period. All submissions should be emailed to: climatechange@noosa.qld.gov.au


All interested parties are encouraged to submit feedback. The feedback period will formally commence 09:00 Monday 25 January 2021 and end at 17:00 Monday 8 March 2021.


We encourage interested parties to submit their feedback using this template, which is also provided in the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page. This template will assist the project team in accurately collating and analysing the feedback received. The template will be made available at the commencement of the public feedback period. However, use of the feedback template is not compulsory, and submissions can be made in email form. Interested parties are free to make a submission on an individual, group, or organisational basis.


Please note, if you would like to submit a question, or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss the draft CHAP with the project team during the public comment period, please do so using the above email address.


Upon completion of the public comment period, a review of the feedback received will be completed by the project team and changes to the draft plan will be made as required.


Project Summary

In 2016, Council decided that a Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan (CHAP) should form the first step in Council's ongoing response to Climate Change. Development of this plan has been a multi-year project, and has been funded through a $490,000 grant under the Queensland Department of Environment & Science's QCoast2100 initiative. Implementation of the initiative has been coordinated by the Local Government Association of Queensland. The purpose of the plan is to help Noosa Shire adapt to and prepare for the potential effects of rising sea levels over time.


To learn more about this project, and view some of the key outputs, visit My Coast (fast internet connection required).


These map layers are also publicly available on Council's mapping website.

All previous phases of the plan's development have been finalised and signed-off by representatives of the Local Government Association Queensland and the Queensland Department of Environment & Science, in line with requirements of the QCoast2100 program.



IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note, that as a result of community feedback and in consultation with the LGAQ, Council has extended the deadline for submissions on the draft CHAP to 17:00 Monday 8 March 2021.



Current Project Status

Council has completed a draft Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan. This plan has been developed based on sound evidence, and critical input from the community, technical experts, and other key stakeholders. The Council endorsed the release of the draft plan for the purposes of public comment, at the Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 21 January, 2021.


The public comment period will run for 28 days, formally commencing 09:00 Monday 25 January 2021 and ending at 17:00 Monday 8 March 2021. All persons with an interest in this plan, regardless of where they reside or their relationship to Noosa, are encouraged to submit feedback.


A range of supporting documentation created to inform the development of the draft CHAP, as well as to support stakeholder understanding of the draft CHAP and the broader project (e.g. fact sheets, FAQ), are available to download via the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page. Please note, the FAQ document may be updated, during the public comment period, as a result of feedback received during the public comment period. Coastal hazard map layers can be viewed on Council's mapping website.


Submitting your feedback

Please note, a dedicated feedback email address has been created for this comment period. Please note, the inbox for this email will not be monitored until the formal commencement of the public comment period. All submissions should be emailed to: climatechange@noosa.qld.gov.au


All interested parties are encouraged to submit feedback. The feedback period will formally commence 09:00 Monday 25 January 2021 and end at 17:00 Monday 8 March 2021.


We encourage interested parties to submit their feedback using this template, which is also provided in the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page. This template will assist the project team in accurately collating and analysing the feedback received. The template will be made available at the commencement of the public feedback period. However, use of the feedback template is not compulsory, and submissions can be made in email form. Interested parties are free to make a submission on an individual, group, or organisational basis.


Please note, if you would like to submit a question, or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss the draft CHAP with the project team during the public comment period, please do so using the above email address.


Upon completion of the public comment period, a review of the feedback received will be completed by the project team and changes to the draft plan will be made as required.


Project Summary

In 2016, Council decided that a Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan (CHAP) should form the first step in Council's ongoing response to Climate Change. Development of this plan has been a multi-year project, and has been funded through a $490,000 grant under the Queensland Department of Environment & Science's QCoast2100 initiative. Implementation of the initiative has been coordinated by the Local Government Association of Queensland. The purpose of the plan is to help Noosa Shire adapt to and prepare for the potential effects of rising sea levels over time.


To learn more about this project, and view some of the key outputs, visit My Coast (fast internet connection required).


These map layers are also publicly available on Council's mapping website.

All previous phases of the plan's development have been finalised and signed-off by representatives of the Local Government Association Queensland and the Queensland Department of Environment & Science, in line with requirements of the QCoast2100 program.

  • 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.


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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.

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