Council already invests heavily in managing and caring for our coastline, working with many agencies and community partners to keep our beaches and coastal environments healthy and protected.
Council also works to reduce and manage the impacts of coastal hazards through:
- disaster management activities and resilience programs like ‘Be Ready, Cairns’;
- drainage management projects like the current Cairns CBD & Environs Drainage Management Plan;
- coastal management activities such as beach replenishment and protective works including the sea walls at Machan’s Beach and Clifton Beach; and
- setting appropriate design standards in the planning scheme for buildings and infrastructure .
This project will go beyond these current initiatives, and will also help inform when and how they should occur. It will assess the suitability of a range of adaptation responses to projected long-term coastal hazard impacts affecting different parts of the Cairns region.