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22 October, 2021

Help shape our coast’s future

AS PART of the Cassowary Coast Regional Council’s Coastal Hazard Adaption Strategy (CHAS), Council invites residents to have their say on the region’s coastline to help inform preparations for the draft of ‘Evolving with our Coast’ strategy.


Council will look to engage with residents through activities such as, a survey, market days, community discussions, forums and school events to gain insights and feedback into our community’s views on local infrastructure, assets, and property and how these will be affected by coastal hazards such as erosions, storm tide inundation and sea level rise.

Environmental portfolio holder, Councillor Jeff Baines said the ‘Evolving with Our Coast’ strategy will provide direction and priority actions to adapt to coastal hazard risks which will affect our region over time.

“The Cassowary Coast Region has over 120km of coastline and a number of offshore islands and our community is vulnerable to changes in coastal hazards and the long-term impacts of climate change.

“Council understands coastal hazards and their devastating impacts having experienced events such as, severe flooding of the Johnstone and Murray Rivers and the impacts of Cyclones Larry (2006) and Yasi (2011).

“From Innisfail in the north to Cardwell in the south, each coastal locality in the Cassowary Coast region is unique and will need tailored mitigation responses for the future.

“Council needs your feedback about how we should respond to coastal hazards, to help inform preparation of the draft ‘Evolving with Our Coast’ strategy.

Find out more and have your say by completing a survey on Council’s website at:

www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/cassowary-coast-coastal-hazards-adaption-strategy

For more information please contact Council on 1300 763 903 or email us at enquiries@ccrc.qld.gov.au.


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