Coastal Hazards Adaptation Strategy draft nearly ready: Redland City Council

PROTECT: Council's coastal hazards strategy draft will be ready for consultation in November. Photo: Redland City Council
PROTECT: Council's coastal hazards strategy draft will be ready for consultation in November. Photo: Redland City Council

RESIDENTS are worried about the impacts of hazards like erosion and inundation on the Redlands' coastal areas, a council survey has found.

The survey, conducted earlier this year, was part of the development of Redland City Council's Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy, which is due to be released for community feedback in the coming months.

The strategy is a city-wide plan for the city's coastline and islands that will assess the vulnerability of infrastructure, assets and property to erosion and inundation hazards.

It brings together ideas to manage and adapt to these hazards until the next century.

More than 30 other councils throughout Queensland are doing similar planning.

Development has been under way for more than two years and a draft strategy will be put to the community in November, before the strategy is finished early next year.

Mayor Karen Williams said the project update followed council's community survey in June 2020.

"The survey is helping to inform the CHAS," she said.

The survey found there was concern for potential impacts of coastal hazards on key coastal values, in particular for vegetation, habitat and access.

Cr Williams, who also chairs the project's steering committee, said due to COVID-19 restrictions, engagement activities would be held online via council's Your Say website until further notice.

"It is important that we all work together to help keep everyone safe during these times, and I encourage community members to visit the project's page to submit any questions or comments via the 'Ask a Question' tab," she said.

"By reading the updated information, the community can see the strategy's development so far and the work being done on council's comprehensive plan to assist current and future climate adaptation work."

To see the update and to have your say, visit the project's page at yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/CHAS