Council has been on a journey to develop Our Coast Our Future, a long-term strategy to help manage and adapt to the coastal hazard impacts on our coastline and communities. Coastal hazards include erosion of our sandy coastlines and short or long-term seawater inundation of low-lying areas along the coastline.
Council was awarded funding through the QCoast2100 program, a Queensland Government and Local Government Association of Queensland’s (LGAQ) initiative. The initiative was designed to assist local governments in planning for the potential impacts of coastal hazards associated with climate change.
Throughout the development of the strategy, detailed coastal hazard modelling studies were undertaken as well as a range of engagement conversations with the community to ensure the values and ideas of residents were incorporated into the strategy.
Our coastal lifestyle in the Gladstone Region is unique and worth preserving for generations to come. This Strategic Plan enables Gladstone Regional Council and stakeholders, including Traditional Owners, industry and residents, to be better prepared to reduce the impacts of coastal hazards on our communities, environment, cultural values, infrastructure, lifestyle and services, both now and into the future (to 2100).
The Our Coast Our Future Strategy is a key action in achieving Gladstone Regional Council Strategic Plan Goal 2 – Healthy Environment, Healthy Community.
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Past Community Engagement
A background on previous community engagement and how community contribution helped in the development of the strategy