Our Resilient Coast - Isaac Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy

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About Our Resilient Coast

Our Resilient Coast is a long-term strategy to manage coastal changes and build our resilience to the coastal hazards of erosion, storm tide inundation and permanent sea level rise over the next 80 years.

A resilient future for the Isaac coast depends on the community and Council taking strategic actions now to identify the multi-generational impacts of coastal hazards on our valued places and assets, and development of management strategies that preserve these places and assets, and build community resilience.

Council is working with BMT and Ethos Urban to deliver this project under the Queensland Government’s QCoast2100 program. The project looks at coastal hazard risks between now and 2100 and will result in a coastal hazard adaptation strategy for our region. This website provides information about the project and opportunities for you to be involved.

Our Resilient Coast is different to the recently advertised Proposed Isaac Regional Planning Scheme because:

  • it is non-statutory and will provide an overarching strategy for a coordinated response to current and future coastal hazard risks;
  • it prepares additional coastal hazard mapping;
  • it is targeted to the coastal communities of Carmila Beach, Clairview, Greenhill and St Lawrence;
  • the study considers a much longer time horizon (to 2100);
  • a range of adaptation options will be identified – both planning and non-planning; and
  • some actions will inform a future amendment to the new planning scheme, while others will be non-statutory.

Where are we now?

QCoast2100 is an eight phase program, which council, the community and key stakeholders will deliver together. Council completed phases 1 and 2 in 2018; which outlined how and when to engage with you throughout the project and what additional technical studies were needed to better understand coastal hazards affecting our region.

We are now starting phase 3 and want to hear from you about the places, features, qualities and memories you value most about the coast. Later phases will tell us how exposed these values are and inform the risk to them over time, identify the options we have available to adapt or reduce the risk, and where and when to act. Early action is most effective to manage future risks and reduce their impact.

Get involved!

Our coastal environment is always changing, as are the impacts to our communities, built environment, infrastructure and natural areas along the coast. We want to understand which places you value on the coast and why, how you use them and your concerns about impacts to them.

Complete a survey:

Complete an online survey below. Hard copy surveys are available at the Carmila and St Lawrence libraries.

Please provide your feedback and contributions by the 5th of October 2020.

Attending a pop-up:

Community pop-up events will be run in the following locations. Come and have a chat about the project!

Friday 11 September 2020 – 10am – 12pm: Broadsound Centenary Hall, St Lawrence

Friday 11 September 2020 – 4pm – 6pm: Carmila Hall

Saturday 12 September 2020 – 8:30am – 9:30am: Flaggy Rock Community Centre carpark

Saturday 12 September 2020 – 11:00am – 12:00pm: Greenhill SES Shed

Monday 14 September 2020 – 4pm – 6pm: Clairview Community Centre

Future engagement opportunities

Future phases will provide an opportunity to have a say about:

  • the impact and level of risk to the places and assets we value
  • options we can explore to adapt to the risk
  • feedback on the draft strategy

We will update this website to report back on the outcomes of our engagement activities after consultation.

Want to get in touch?

You can contact the project team for further information on 1300 ISAACS (1300 47 22 27). You can also register your interest to receive future project updates or notifications about upcoming engagement activities by registering here.

About Our Resilient Coast

Our Resilient Coast is a long-term strategy to manage coastal changes and build our resilience to the coastal hazards of erosion, storm tide inundation and permanent sea level rise over the next 80 years.

A resilient future for the Isaac coast depends on the community and Council taking strategic actions now to identify the multi-generational impacts of coastal hazards on our valued places and assets, and development of management strategies that preserve these places and assets, and build community resilience.

Council is working with BMT and Ethos Urban to deliver this project under the Queensland Government’s QCoast2100 program. The project looks at coastal hazard risks between now and 2100 and will result in a coastal hazard adaptation strategy for our region. This website provides information about the project and opportunities for you to be involved.

Our Resilient Coast is different to the recently advertised Proposed Isaac Regional Planning Scheme because:

  • it is non-statutory and will provide an overarching strategy for a coordinated response to current and future coastal hazard risks;
  • it prepares additional coastal hazard mapping;
  • it is targeted to the coastal communities of Carmila Beach, Clairview, Greenhill and St Lawrence;
  • the study considers a much longer time horizon (to 2100);
  • a range of adaptation options will be identified – both planning and non-planning; and
  • some actions will inform a future amendment to the new planning scheme, while others will be non-statutory.

Where are we now?

QCoast2100 is an eight phase program, which council, the community and key stakeholders will deliver together. Council completed phases 1 and 2 in 2018; which outlined how and when to engage with you throughout the project and what additional technical studies were needed to better understand coastal hazards affecting our region.

We are now starting phase 3 and want to hear from you about the places, features, qualities and memories you value most about the coast. Later phases will tell us how exposed these values are and inform the risk to them over time, identify the options we have available to adapt or reduce the risk, and where and when to act. Early action is most effective to manage future risks and reduce their impact.

Get involved!

Our coastal environment is always changing, as are the impacts to our communities, built environment, infrastructure and natural areas along the coast. We want to understand which places you value on the coast and why, how you use them and your concerns about impacts to them.

Complete a survey:

Complete an online survey below. Hard copy surveys are available at the Carmila and St Lawrence libraries.

Please provide your feedback and contributions by the 5th of October 2020.

Attending a pop-up:

Community pop-up events will be run in the following locations. Come and have a chat about the project!

Friday 11 September 2020 – 10am – 12pm: Broadsound Centenary Hall, St Lawrence

Friday 11 September 2020 – 4pm – 6pm: Carmila Hall

Saturday 12 September 2020 – 8:30am – 9:30am: Flaggy Rock Community Centre carpark

Saturday 12 September 2020 – 11:00am – 12:00pm: Greenhill SES Shed

Monday 14 September 2020 – 4pm – 6pm: Clairview Community Centre

Future engagement opportunities

Future phases will provide an opportunity to have a say about:

  • the impact and level of risk to the places and assets we value
  • options we can explore to adapt to the risk
  • feedback on the draft strategy

We will update this website to report back on the outcomes of our engagement activities after consultation.

Want to get in touch?

You can contact the project team for further information on 1300 ISAACS (1300 47 22 27). You can also register your interest to receive future project updates or notifications about upcoming engagement activities by registering here.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Isaac Regional Council has received funding from the State’s QCoast2100 program to prepare a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS). We are undertaking this project to better understand the risks posed by coastal hazards such as storm tide inundation, coastal erosion and sea level rise that affect our coastline today and in the future.


    The Isaac CHAS will identify the assets, values and qualities of the coast that matter most to the community and to understand how buildings and infrastructure, the natural environment and cultural values may be impacted from coastal change. It will identify ways that Council and the community can become more resilient to the effects of coastal hazards today and in the future, so the region continues to be a great place to live, work and visit.


    We need your input!

    We are seeking your input to understand which areas of our coastline you use and value, and why they are important to you.


    This survey will take approximately five minutes to complete.

    Take Survey
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