NCCARF Policy Guidance Brief 1: Building resilient coastal communities and ecosystems

NCCARF’s evidence-based Policy Guidance Briefs address key challenges to effectively adapting Australia to a variable and changing climate, providing high-level policy advice designed for use by policy makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Policy Guidance Brief deals with coastal management under climate change. It is built upon the experience of New South Wales, but is relevant to planning for the coastal zone throughout Australia. The policy guidance provided in this brief was developed at a regional workshop held in Northern NSW. The workshop was attended by policy makers and managers from NSW Government, several NSW Councils, Northern Rivers CMA, four academics working on Coastal Zone Management, Prof Bruce Thom (from Wentworth Group), and NCCARF staff.