Sea level rise impact on coastal development must now be taken into account

After 35 days of hearing, the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has delivered its most significant climate change adaptation decision yet. Rainbow Shores P/L v Gympie Regional Council & Ors sets a new precedent for decision makers considering development in the Queensland coastal zone. 

Mark Baker-Jones

Mayor Bloomberg Presents "A Stronger, More Resilient New York"

Mayor Bloomberg Outlines Ambitious Proposal to Protect City Against the Effects of Climate Change to Build a Stronger, More Resilient New York.  The video below runs for approximately 55 mins.

New York City

Building resilient coastal communities and ecosystems

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.


Prioritising Coastal Adaptation Development Options for Local Development

This report provides a critical review of current and emerging issues for climate change adaptation in coastal areas with a specific focus on the implications for decision-making in local government.