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After 12 months of investigations, community consultation, cost benefit analysis and expert advice, Council is pleased to release the Final Draft of its Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) for Hinchinbrook’s coastal localities.
The SEMP provides a road map of potential actions for Council to consider as the challenges of increased erosion due to changes in environmental conditions, sand supply, rising sea levels and likely increase in severe weather events impact the future and longevity of our coastal communities.
It is important to note, that although these options and activities have been investigated and assessed using the best available information, Council is not obligated to implement these actions, and will need to consider the cost and public benefit on a case-by-case basis, considering the relative threat to public infrastructure, available funding, likelihood of success and support for such actions.
Council is seeking submissions from the public before it considers the SEMP for endorsement. Once adopted by Council, the document will be submitted to the Queensland Government for approval, where the actions in the SEMP will be assessed and approved by the Queensland Government, making future applications for any necessary works easier to obtain.
A copy of the Final Draft - Hinchinbrook Shoreline Erosion Management Plan is available below for your convenience.
For further information regarding this project and associated public input/submission, please contact our Project Team.
Alternatively, information will be made available on this webpage in due course.