QCoast2100's 7th Knowledge and Information Sharing Forum was successfully held in Brisbane on Tuesday 21 November 2023. The forum featured presentations to support councils in addressing coastal hazards with innovative and nature-base solutions, from selected industry experts, State Government representatives and Queensland coastal councils.

56 participants from 12 coastal councils attended the forum, including representatives from various council departments. Participants also included a number of state department representatives, consultants, academia and interstate delegates.

The forum agenda can be downloaded here.


Presentations Speakers Presentation slides
Nature based solutions

Dan Rodger – JBPacific

Presentation 1

OzFish Nature-Based Shellfish Reef Solutions

Robbie Porter – OzFish

Presentation 2

Adaptation works in a coastal environment: development approval requirements and SARA’s role in QCoast2100 supported works

Celeste Bownds – SARA

Presentation 3

Update on development assessment for coastal works and support tools

Sel Sultmann – DES

Presentation 4

 Assessment of works proposed in coastal fish habitats

Ben Schemel – DAF

Presentation 5

Council Showcase – Riverbank protection

Marjolein Oram – City of Gold Coast

Presentation 6

Council Showcase – Coastal Health Report for the Sunshine Coast

Dale Watson – Sunshine Coast Council

Presentation 7

Council Showcase – Empowering local communities to act

Glen Dare – City of Moreton Bay

Presentation 8

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