QCoast 2100 Public Consultation to Begin
Public consultation on the Study to identify areas exposed to current and future coastal hazards including erosion and storm tide associated with State predicted rising sea levels will commence the week starting 1 December 2019.
Public consultation on the Study to identify areas exposed to current and future coastal hazards including erosion and storm tide associated with State predicted rising sea levels will commence the week starting 1 December 2019.As I have indicated to you before, regardless of whether one believes in climate change or not, Queensland Government Policy now dictates that Local Governments have a legal obligation to plan for the forecast impact of climate change into the future. The Study, known as Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS), will assist and inform on approaches to minimise risks to existing infrastructure and properties; new development in areas expected to be at risk from coastal hazards, both now and through to the year 2100; and look to protect intangible assets such as environmental, social and cultural values.
The CHAS, which forms part of the Queensland Government’s QCoast2100 Program, will look at both the frequency and intensity that potential coastal hazards could increase with predicted rising sea levels, and more volatile climate variability.
The Study, although being delivered by Council, is funded by the Queensland Government. For more information about the QCoast2100 Program or the CHAS, please visit www.qcoast2100.com.au.
Public consultation sessions will occur as follows:
Tuesday 3 December 2019
- 5.30pm to 7.00pm Surf Lifesavers Club, 9-23 Palm Street, Forrest Beach
Wednesday 4 December 2019
- 9.00am to 11.00am TYTO Conference Centre, 73-77 McIlwraith Street, Ingham;
- 12.30pm to 2.30pm TYTO Conference Centre, 73-77 McIlwraith Street, Ingham; and
- 5.30pm to 7.00pm Halifax Hall, Argaet Street, Halifax.
Approved Animal Inspection Program
Council staff continue to visit homes under the Approved Inspection Program for responsible pet ownership. Thank you to all residents who have assisted our staff during these inspections. Staff have mentioned how friendly the residents have been and only a few needed reminding about improving fencing or gates to keep their animals inside their property. Some residents have recently acquired a dog, or moved to the area and they too have been reminded of the requirement to microchip and register their dogs. Staff are reminding residents about the importance of microchipping their family dog, and how it helps to have their dog returned straight away, rather than being taken to the Council pound and left until they are claimed.
Once again, a big thank you to residents who have been very accommodating and helpful to our staff who are doing their best to work their way around your streets ensuring all of our family pets are safe, kept on a lead when outside, and have a home with a secure yard to run around in.
Help Protect Our Nesting Sea Turtles
This summer when you and your families are at the beach, please keep a look out for Sea Turtles coming ashore to nest. At this time of year turtles are busily building nests, and with your help we hope to ensure their survival by documenting and protecting nesting sites along our beaches. If you spot a nesting turtle please call Council on 4776 4607.
End of Harvest Season
This year’s harvest is done and dusted and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the harvest from the farmers to the millers the train crews and the harvester and haul-out people and the sugar loaders down at Lucinda and all others in between. A job well done and very safely this year I might add. Whilst another million tonne or so would have been great, it wasn’t to be. Have a deserved rest and hopefully we all start hearing rain on our rooves soon.Thank you for your efforts!
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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS - 27 NOVEMBER 2019