Plan for life-of-project stakeholder communication and engagement
This website has been created by DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL for the purpose of engaging with the Douglas Communities and key stakeholders about the Resilient Coast program.
Douglas Shire is a place of spectacular beauty. Our coastal zone encompasses world-class landscape features, including pristine rainforests and beaches, and a diversity of cultural, economic and environmental values.
Coastlines are dynamic, ever-changing with each tide and storm event. Erosion and storm tide events are natural processes that shape the coast over long timeframes. However, these events become coastal hazards when they impact on our communities. Douglas Shire is prone to cyclone and storm events, and coastal hazard impacts are predicted to increase with a changing climate.
The purpose of the Resilient Coast program is to undertake a transparent process with our communities to develop a Strategic Plan to help us proactively manage the risk of coastal hazards, both now and into the future (to 2100). Our Resilient Coast Strategic Plan enables us to be better prepared to reduce the impacts of coastal hazards on our communities, environment, cultural values, infrastructure, liveability and services.
The Resilient Coast Strategic Plan was adopted by Douglas Shire Council at the 28 May 2019 Council Meeting.The program has now moved into the implementation phase and Douglas Shire Council will be working through the 35 actions outlined in the Strategic Plan over the next ten years.