Many coastal communities face coastal erosion and inundation risks. The Bundaberg region is anticipating that projected sea level rise and more intense storms from a changing climate may increase and extend these risks to areas currently at low or no risk. To assist in understanding and adapting to climate change, Bundaberg Regional Council developed a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS). Working with Water Tech, Edge assessed hazards such as coastal erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rise and the potential impacts on the community, infrastructure and the environment by facilitating the use of an adaptation pathways approach to response planning. The outcomes of this project are to inform on ground investment and decision making.
2019 – 2020