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Coastal Hazard Adaptation

Qld local government Coastal Hazard Adaptation Program

Disasters up and down the coast over the last few years have cost Queensland billions of dollars in lost productivity alone. 

In the face of the increasing severity of natural hazards and future liability risks, many coastal councils have been taking steps to understand the risks to their communities and assets, and identify solutions. However, undertaking this work is complex, requires specific expertise and is expensive - often beyond the financial reach of many councils.

The Coastal Hazards Adaptation Program will support all Queensland local governments impacted by existing and future coastal hazards to undertake coastal hazard adaptation planning. 

The Program will facilitate the development of high quality information enabling defensible, timely and effective local adaptation decision-making through access to tools, technical and expert support and grants for eligible councils.

The Program is funded by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) for the next three years ($4 million/p.a.) and will be delivered by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

Please refer to the QCoast2100 website for further details.