Queensland Coastal Processes and Climate Change

Queensland Coastal Processes and Climate Change describes five Queensland "coastal regions, the physical processes (waves, tides, tropical cyclones and East Coast Lows) that shape our coast and the impacts that can be expected as a result of climate change. The document outlines the advantages and disadvantages of a range of management options and some of the Queensland Government initiatives that support better planning for the impacts of climate change. The new Queensland Coastal Plan includes a new State Planning Policy and Coastal Hazards Guideline and incorporates a sea level rise factor of 0.8 metres and a 10 per cent increase in maximum cyclone intensity associated with climate change over a 100 year planning period."