The Queensland Government, based on projections provided by CSIRO and BoM (2017), has stated in its Far North Queensland Climate Change Impact Summary (PDF) that climate change effects in Far North Queensland will include
- higher temperatures
- hotter and more frequent hot days
- more intense downpours
- less frequent but more intense tropical cyclones
- rising sea level
- more frequent sea level extremes, and
- warmer and more acidic seas.
The Our Cairns Coast project will respond to current and future coastal changes from erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rise.