Coastal Adaptation

An increase in the severity of natural hazards on coastal areas has prompted the State Department of Environment and Science to provide funding to coastal Councils such as Redland City Council, to develop Coastal Hazards Adaptation Strategies (CHAS) under the QCoast2100 Program.

This is a whole-of-City strategy that considers existing and emerging hazards, their associated risks and the best management of those hazards.

The Coochiemudlo Island SEMP fits within this framework but looks more specifically at the particular impacts on Coochie's coastline.

This is important because, while erosion of shorelines has been occurring for many years, it has the potential to impact on social, economic, environmental and cultural values of the place.

Any SEMP needs to consider the risks, including the effectiveness of proposed and existing works, and ensure there is no increase to coastal hazard risk for adjacent areas.

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