Our Cairns Coast
Cairns is a coastal community; we live, work and play on the coast, our rivers, creeks and estuaries, and offshore islands. Our unique coastal environment is an important community and economic asset, and is highly valued by our 164,000 residents and 2.9 million annual visitors alike.
Council is working with the Queensland Government to plan for and respond to current and future coastal changes from erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rise.
This project, “Our Cairns Coast: Adapting for the future”, will help us understand what long-term coastal changes mean for our community, our businesses and our infrastructure, and to plan for resilience.
Cairns Regional Council is one of 31 local governments working through the QCoast2100 program, to help us adapt to future coastal changes. Read more Coastal erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rise can impact on our coastal environment and infrastructure. Read more The project will consider different adaptation options to address the risks associated with coastal hazards. Read more There will be opportunities for community members to get involved in developing a plan to make us all "future ready". Read more Answers to commonly-asked questions about the project, sea level rise, climate change modelling and more. Read more
Last updated: 07 March 2019