Norm Lenehan - Coastal and Flood Management Planner, Eurobodalla Shire Council, NSW

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Policy

Norm led the development and application of the council’s Sea Level Rise Adaptation Policy.
He contributed significantly to organising and coordinating the recent NSW Coastal Conference in Batemans Bay, which featured a range of high-quality speakers and presentations.
Norm has also volunteered his time and expertise in assisting with a Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency-funded project exploring the trade-offs between coastal ecosystems and urban development in the context of coastal urban squeeze.
He was nominated for the award by CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, with whom he works closely to ensure research is relevant and useful to support local decision making.

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2012 NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champions

Individual Category: Lucinda Corrigan, Rennylea Pastoral Company for ‘Leadership of adaptation to climate change in Australia’s grazing industries’.

Business Category: Metcash Trading Ltd for its ‘Sustainability @ Metcash’ climate adaptation program.

Government Category: Department of Primary Industries, Victoria for its ‘Climate Extension Services‘ program.

Community Category: The ‘Making connections: landholders restoring connectivity in the Wet Tropics’ project.

2011 NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champions

A Queensland farmer, a Tasmanian journalist and a council planner from mid-coast NSW were among NCCARF’s first Climate Adaptation Champions.

Sid Plant - Farmer, Dowling Downs, QLD

Norm Lenehan — Coastal & Flood Management Planner, Eurobodalla Shire Council, NSW 

Peter Boyer — Journalist, blogger and speaker-presenter, Hobart, Tas

Lake Macquarie City Council, NSW

City of Melbourne, Vic

Climate Champion Initiative (A program of Managing Climate Variability and Grains Research Development Corporation)