Project Overview

The Seventeen Seventy foreshore, with its unique shoreline and geography, faces pressures from coastal hazards such as erosion and inundation and these pressures are going to increase in the future.

The Coastal Adaptation and Resilience Plan (CARP) is being developed to provide Council with a pathway to plan for and adapt to pressure such as erosion and inundation on coastal areas, environment and foreshore assets along the Seventeen Seventy shoreline.

Through a series of interactive and collaborative workshops, we will first develop a guiding vision and identify core values for the Seventeen Seventy foreshore area. This will provide a foundation for collaborating with the community to identify key Council managed assets along the foreshore that are important to the lives and lifestyles of local residents, the broader community, and visitors to the area.

This includes public infrastructure such as trails, boardwalks, access points, seating and BBQ areas.

The Plan will be based on best available science and consultation with community to ensure we develop the best plan for protecting and enhancing the aspects of the foreshore that the community values most.

How can you join the conversation?

  • Complete the online survey below (extended to Sunday, 16 April)
  • Stop by our Listening Post on Thursday, 23 February.
  • Visit us at our Drop-In Session on Thursday, 23 March.
  • Visit our Pop-Up Stall on Sunday, 16 April (details in the timeline).
  • RSVP for our Community Workshop here on Thursday, 20 April.

Council has commissioned the Coastal Hazard Resilience and Adaptation Plan project to identify ways of better protecting the Seventeen Seventy foreshore from growing pressures so that current and future residents, community members, and visitors can continue to enjoy the Seventeen Seventy foreshore and way of life that this unique area offers.

Through a combination of scientific and evidence-based analysis as well as a community consultation and feedback, the project will set a long term vision for the Seventeen Seventy foreshore and identify priority assets that are especially important to protecting the natural, cultural, social, recreational, and economic values of the area in light of the increasing pressures and coastal hazards.

This project was identified as an action in the Our Coast. Our Future. Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy, formed as part of the QCoast2100 program, a Queensland Government and Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) initiative.

The project is being undertaken by our consultants, Alluvium Consulting and Mosaic Insights.

The study area (as shown in the red rectangle of the map) covers approximately 1.7 km stretch of foreshore area between the Seventeen Seventy Marina and north of the caravan park. Historically, this stretch of the shoreline has been observed to naturally erode and shift in response to the prevailing coastal processes. Looking to the future though, the Our Coast. Our Future. Strategy projects that this foreshore area is increasingly at risk from coastal hazards from present day to 2100.

The 1.7 km stretch of foreshore area is highly valued by the community and features important public areas and assets such as beach and parkland areas, access tracks, amenities, barbecues and picnic tables.

Flooding and erosion are natural processes that contribute to shaping the unique landforms of each coastal region.

These processes become hazards when they have adverse impacts on infrastructure and natural assets, and the way people use and enjoy the coast.

In Central Queensland, major coastal hazard impacts are typically associated with storms and tropical cyclones.

Examples include storm surges, storm tide, storm tide inundation, coastal erosion, short term erosion, long term erosion and accreting coast.