Useful Information


The QCoast2100 program is in the final year, and many Councils are progressing towards completion of some or all Phases of developing a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) by April 2021. The current and emerging situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to result in a halt or postponement in face-to-face meetings and engagement for several months, and potentially through to the QCoast2100 program completion. This dicussion Paper has been prepared to assist all councils and consultant teams with deciding how best to adjust engagement approaches to meet the needs of each CHAS project in light of the current COVID-19 situation.   Read more »

guidelines for responding to the effects of climate change in coastal and ocean engineering 

These guidelines have been prepared by the National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE) of Engineers Australia (EA) and represent an update and extension of previous editions, based on a methodology first developed in 1991. Read more »


CoastAdapt is an online coastal climate risk management framework developed by NCCARF to support adaptation to coastal climate change and sea-level rise. CoastAdapt includes tools and information on the science of climate change, risks, effective response options, and likely costs of action. It makes use of national data sets and research outputs developed over the past 5 years by Australian scientific organisations and includes clear guidance on good practice and links to case studies. Read more »

The compendium of coastal hazard adaptation options

The Compendium of Coastal Hazard Adaptation Options is one of the outputs of the Townsville Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy. This document provides technical description of each adaptation option and further details on how best to adapt to current and future coastal hazards. A multi-criteria analysis overview is also provided to assess each option against climate uncertainty, social, environmental, political and economic components. Read more »


The LGAQ commissioned a desktop study to identify and collate existing storm tide information that is available for selected coastal communities in Queensland i.e. Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council, Cook Shire Council, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council and Isaac Regional Council. Read more »

Helping coastal managers plan better for future storms

Researchers from Geoscience Australia have developed a new tool-kit that is helping coastal managers to better understand how beaches are impacted by storm events. Read more »