Have your say on Redland City Council's draft coastal hazard adaptation strategy

Strategy looks at land impacted by coastal hazards

Redland City Council's draft Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy consultation phase was endorsed in council this week.

The CHAS is a city-wide strategy for the city's coastline and islands that will assess the vulnerability of infrastructure, assets, and property to coastal hazards such as coastal erosion, storm tide inundation, and sea level rise.

The strategy also recommends actions for council and property owners to adapt to the challenges up to the years 2070 and 2100.

Due to COVID-safe requirements, community workshops on the draft strategy would not be held, with community consultation to take place online via the project's page on council's Your Say website.

Mayor Karen Williams, who also chairs the project's steering committee, said this consultation period was an essential step in finalising the long-term, comprehensive, climate adaptation plan.

"As a city of islands with approximately 335km of coastline, it is vital that we do this work to assess the vulnerabilities and risks posed by potential changes to our coastline, and determine the best ways to manage our public areas and assets.

"The draft strategy considers land and assets that may be impacted by coastal hazards," she said.

According to Cr Williams, the CHAS will help implement cost-effective mitigation measures, plan for development and growth, budget for higher costs, collaborate regionally, and seek investment opportunities.

The CHAS is scheduled for completion in April 2021 following a review of community feedback and council's adoption of the strategy.

For more information about the project and to have your say, visit yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/CHAS

Consultation closes on December 18.