The Queensland State Government has called on Queensland local
governments to submit bids for a $12 million State Government fund
to help them safeguard their communities from the impacts of
In 2015, the Queensland Government implemented the Queensland
Climate Adaptation Strategy (Q-CAS). Q-CAS was
established to address risks to the economy, environment,
infrastructure and communities from current and future climate
A recent initiative from the Queensland Government saw the
realignment of the coastal management district
(CMD) over coastal areas along the entirety of the
Queensland coast. CMD mapping considers erosion prone area mapping
decaled by the State which includes a projected sea level rise of
0.8m to 2100 from climate change (see our article
Q-CAS is comprised of a significant number of partners including
local government, business, industry, community representatives,
universities and research institutes, and environment stewards. The
establishment of the Q-CAS Partners was the first step toward
identifying risks, needs and opportunities across the state.
Over the past few months, the Queensland Government has been
working with the partners, government organisations and the public
to develop ways to ensure that Queensland is made resilient and can
adapt to the effects of climate change.
The State, in association with the Local Government Association
of Queensland (LGAQ) has just launched the
QCoast2100 program. The Coastal Hazard Adaptation Program
(QCoast2100) is a Queensland Government
commitment of a $12 million fund over three years to assist 41
coastal councils advance coastal hazard adaptation planning.
DibbsBarker is a Q-CAS founding member with DibbsBarker partner,
Mark Baker-Jones the chair of Q-CAS.
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