Although the State Government committed to establishing a $15 million fund over three years to help councils develop coastal hazard adaptation strategies, the Budget confirmed that $3 million of the fund would be reserved for the Government’s climate change adaptation strategy.
The LGAQ will lead in ensuring the $12 million Climate Change (Coastal Hazards) Adaptation Program over the next three years optimises the outcomes for councils.
The program will enable coastal local governments to prepare plans to address climate change related coastal hazard risks in the long-term. The program will aim to produce high quality information to help councils make timely and effective decision adaptation.
Long term, it is designed to build knowledge and capability between the private sector, research and government sectors to deliver on-ground results for Queensland.
In regard to the Queensland climate change adaptation strategy, the LGAQ is represented on a group charged with ensuring the strategy is delivered in an efficient and