After more than two years of development with input from community consultation and a dedicated Community Reference Group, Bundaberg Regional Council has developed the Bundaberg Region Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy.
We are now seeking feedback from the community on the draft.
“Bundaberg Regional Council is only the second local government in Queensland to complete a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy and I am very proud of everyone who has been involved in the process,” Mayor Jack Dempsey said.
“We are now looking forward to having input from the public, particularly residents in coastal areas.”
The draft Strategy and Action Plan has been released to the public today for a 28-day period of community consultation – until 31 August 2020.
Chris McLoughlin, who was a member of the Community Reference Group, said it was a very worthwhile exercise and he’s hoping people will have their say.
“It was fantastic to work with my fellow community reference group members who are united by the goal of ensuring our coastal communities are ready for whatever challenges are ahead of them,” Chris said.
“We’ve contributed to a draft plan that is flexible and provides the necessary steps to protect each community along our coast.
“I encourage anyone who lives in our coastal towns or is passionate about the future of our coast to go through the plan and contribute to it.
“It’s important that we all have our say so future generations can continue enjoy living on our spectacular Turtle Coast.”
“As well as inviting submissions, the website is running a survey poll on some key questions regarding climate impacts along our coastline which we are encouraging residents to respond to,” Mayor Dempsey said.
The draft Bundaberg Region Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy document is available for download here.
Supporting information, the survey poll and details of how residents can make written submissions is available online here.
Submissions will be accepted until 4.45pm Monday 31 August, 2020.
This video explains some more about the Bundaberg Region Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy
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