Council continues to make progress on its CHAS
Phase 3 and 4 have been completed, reviewed and accepted by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ). These phases of the project focused on identifying areas exposed to current and future coastal hazards and identifying assets that will potentially be impacted by these hazards. The project's Technical Working Group and Steering Committee both provided valuable input in refining this work.
In February 2020, Phase 5 of the strategy was submitted for review and approval to the LGAQ. This phase involved estimating the level of risk posed to key assets or locations that could be impacted by coastal hazards – considering the likelihood and the consequence of potential impacts.
The project's remaining phases (Phase 6-8) has been awarded to coastal consulting organisation, Alluvium.
Work has now begun on Phase 6 in which a range of potential adaptation options will be identified to manage the risk, coastal hazards pose, to a wide range of coastal assets and values.
The full range of options will be evaluated and analysed in Phase 7 later this year using social, environmental and economic criteria to help Council and other stakeholders to prepare for and make decisions on how they can respond to coastal hazards.