Deciding for the coast: a guide for decision-making on cost effective adaptation

Risks and Impact Assessed 

Inundation from coastal and overland flooding and erosion. 

Drivers for Adaptation Action 
South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCC) commissioned a Coastal Adaptation Pathways Program (CAP) funded study of economic and social impacts on Western Port region. Key issue to resolve: How to decide on an application for approval for a building/development permit on coastal land likely to be affected by climate change impacts?
Outcomes Achieved 

A readily understood decision-process in workbook format witha clearly outlined set of processes, and tools with indications where they might be usefully applied. Accompanying guide to the workbook is cross-referenced to  principles and practice for the respective decision tools. Outputs can be used for a range of scenarios where decisions are made within a context of future uncertainty.