Phase 1 of the Climate Risk Management Framework for Queensland Local Governments is now complete. The Regional Climate Action Roadmap has been developed as a key outcome of this first phase and is available on the project website. Thanks to everyone who participated in our climate risk stakeholder workshops and filled out the community survey on climate change as part of the project. A summary of the survey results are also now available on the site.
Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council have been successful in receiving grant funding from the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2022-23 to advance a critical investigation as part of Phase 2 of the framework. The $1.1 million Sunshine Coast and Noosa Regional Critical Infrastructure Failure and Cascading Climate Risks Project aims to explore how impacts can amplify and cascade when critical infrastructure such as power, water, waste management, roads and mobile networks fail, causing a chain of flow-on effects across multiple sectors. Further information on this project can be found here.
In 2022, Noosa and Sunshine Coast Councils joined forces to develop a region-wide Climate Action Roadmap.
Both Councils have done much work to address climate change impacts locally, but climate change is a much broader issue and has regional implications.
To this end, the Roadmap builds on each council’s individual preparations for extreme climate events and identifies new opportunities to work with our businesses and communities to be future-proof and climate-ready.
Climate risk management framework for Queensland Climate Resilient Councils
Beginning with Phase 1 of the Climate Risk Management Framework depicted in the image, this project was developed with grant funding from the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils initiative.
As one of two pilot regions across the State, the findings from this project will serve as a model forother Queensland regions looking to prepare for climate change.
Community input provided via stakeholder workshops and the community survey has been essential to developing the Regional Climate Action Roadmap. Both Councils will continue to work closely with organisations and community representatives across the Noosa and Sunshine Coast local government areas to implement the key priorities of the Roadmap, including: building climate-ready Councils, empowering a climate-ready community, and advocating for a climate-ready region.