Our Resilient Coast. Our Future.

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We're continuing the journey to develop a long-term Strategy to help manage the impacts of coastal hazards. Coastal hazards include erosion of our beaches, and short or long-term seawater inundation of land along the coastline.

We aim to better understand coastal hazards, and reduce impacts on our coast and communities. We also hope to enhance the resilience of our coastline over time.

The process used to develop the Strategy may take up to 24 months. This allows enough time to:

  • undertake detailed studies
  • hold a range of conversations with you, our community, and
  • incorporate your values and ideas into the Strategy.

The development of this Strategy is a key action in our Environment and Liveability Strategy.


How can I get involved?

If you are interested in our coast and its future, please be part of our community consultation. Your ideas and input will be a valuable part of our Strategy development.

To get involved:


The QCoast2100 Program

'Our Resilient Coast. Our Future.' is funded by the State Government QCoast2100 program. The Strategy will follow the QCoast2100 Minimum Standards and Guidelines. Council is working with Alluvium, NCE, JBP and other local experts and project partners to deliver this work.

More than 30 coastal councils in Queensland are developing strategies to manage coastal hazards. Similar work is also ongoing across Australia and overseas.



We're continuing the journey to develop a long-term Strategy to help manage the impacts of coastal hazards. Coastal hazards include erosion of our beaches, and short or long-term seawater inundation of land along the coastline.

We aim to better understand coastal hazards, and reduce impacts on our coast and communities. We also hope to enhance the resilience of our coastline over time.

The process used to develop the Strategy may take up to 24 months. This allows enough time to:

  • undertake detailed studies
  • hold a range of conversations with you, our community, and
  • incorporate your values and ideas into the Strategy.

The development of this Strategy is a key action in our Environment and Liveability Strategy.


How can I get involved?

If you are interested in our coast and its future, please be part of our community consultation. Your ideas and input will be a valuable part of our Strategy development.

To get involved:


The QCoast2100 Program

'Our Resilient Coast. Our Future.' is funded by the State Government QCoast2100 program. The Strategy will follow the QCoast2100 Minimum Standards and Guidelines. Council is working with Alluvium, NCE, JBP and other local experts and project partners to deliver this work.

More than 30 coastal councils in Queensland are developing strategies to manage coastal hazards. Similar work is also ongoing across Australia and overseas.



  • Hear from our Community Advisory Group

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    Hear what some of our Community Advisory Group members had to say about the draft Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy. You can watch the videos below or on Youtube here. Thank you to Laura Harkins-Small, Supt. Craig Hawkins, Susie Chapman, Prof. John Martin, Prof. Tim Smith, Jak Hardy, and all other members of the Community Advisory Group for your role in shaping the draft strategy .

    There's still time to submit your feedback on the draft Strategy here. Make sure to submit your feedback before 5pm Monday 7 December 2020.


  • Draft Strategy community webinar recording

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    If you missed our draft Strategy community webinars, you can still get an overview of the draft Strategy by watching the recording below or on YouTube here. There's still time to have your say on the draft Strategy, by submitting the feedback form here or emailing ourresilientcoast@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


  • Coastal hazard adaptation video

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    Our draft Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy is now available. You can provide feedback on the draft Strategy document by completing the feedback form here (now closed).

    Watch the video below to find out more about coastal hazard adaptation and the process that has led to the development of the Strategy.


  • Draft Strategy - Community webinars and open house sessions

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    Thank you to everyone who has provided input during the development of the draft Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy.

    Have your say on the draft Strategy by joining one of our online community webinars or attending an open house session.

    See the events flyer here, or details below.



    Community webinars

    The 60 minute webinars will include:

    • an overview of the draft Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy
    • opportunity to ask questions about the Strategy
    • sharing initial feedback and how to provide further comment.


    Register: Please register for the webinar of your choice:

    16 November 2020, 7.00pm - Register in advance for this webinar.

    18 November 2020, 12.00pm - Register in advance for this webinar.

    23 November 2020, 2.00pm - Register in advance for this webinar.

    27 November 2020, 10.00am - Register in advance for this webinar.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You can join the webinar via the Zoom app or directly by choosing ‘open from browser’. You will be in the waiting room until the webinar is opened 5 minutes prior to the start time. Video is not required for the webinar.

    Open house sessions

    Open house sessions will include:

    • interactive displays to share your thoughts
    • wave tank demonstrations
    • opportunity to chat to the project team about the draft Strategy


    Open house sessions will run for 2 hours:

    19 November 2020, 4.00pm - Maleny Community Centre

    20 November 2020, 12.00pm - North Shore Community Centre, Mudjimba

    26 November 2020, 9.00am - The Events Centre Caloundra

    26 November 2020, 4.00 pm - Venue 114, Bokarina

  • Provide your feedback on the Draft Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy

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    The Draft Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy has been developed over a two year period, with ongoing community input from April 2019 to Nov 2020, which has shaped the technical work and the Strategy.

    We now welcome our community to provide feedback on the draft Strategy document by completing the feedback form here (now closed), by clicking the 'Draft Strategy feedback' tab, or provide a letter submission (group and individual submissions are welcome) by emailing us at ourresilientcoast@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au. .

    You can view the Draft Strategy and supplements in the Draft Strategy sidebar or here:

  • Community webinar recording

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    If you missed our community webinar series, you can still get involved by watching the recording below or on YouTube here. Let us know if you have any questions or comments to add by emailing ourresilientcoast@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


  • August 2020 – Community webinars

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    Thank you to everyone who provided input and feedback during our Round 1 consultation April – September 2019.

    Round 2 has now commenced. Your input will help shape our long term Strategy for a resilient coastline.

    Have your say on how we can manage the impacts of coastal hazards into the future by joining one of our online community design hubs.

    The 60 minute webinars will include:

    • an overview of the project
    • live polls on adaptation options
    • sharing of ideas and initiatives
    • the opportunity to ask questions of the project team.

    Register: Please register for the webinar of your choice.

    19 August 2020, 8.00am - Register in advance for this webinar.

    19 August 2020, 12.30pm - Register in advance for this webinar.

    20 August 2020, 5.00pm - Register in advance for this webinar.

    20 August 2020, 7.00pm - Register in advance for this webinar.

    21 August 2020, 11.00am - Register in advance for this webinar.

    21 August 2020, 3.00pm - Register in advance for this webinar.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You can join the webinar via the Zoom app or directly by choosing ‘open from browser’. You will be in the waiting room until the webinar is opened 5 minutes prior to the start time. Video is not required for the webinar.

  • Survey #2 Coastal adaptation (now closed)

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    Community input has an important role in shaping the Our Resilient Coast. Our Future. Strategy. In this survey, we'd like to know your perspectives on:

    • Coastal hazard adaptation options
    • Your experiences or observations of coastal adaptation
    • Your thoughts on adaptation for your local area.

    Your responses will help inform the discussion on ways to adapt to and manage coastal hazards (erosion and inundation) in the future.

    This survey has now closed. You can still ask questions or provide your input to the team by emailing ourresilientcoast@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

  • Coastal adaptation factsheet

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    There are a range of ways we can adapt to coastal hazards such as erosion and inundation. Our latest factsheet provides information on different types of adaptation options to inform discussion on options for the Sunshine Coast.

    You can find all our factsheets on the 'Factsheets' tab.

  • Project Update #6 - April 2020

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    Over March and April, the Our Resilient Coast. Our Future project team has completed draft technical work. An update on this work will be presented to council for their consideration and determination of next steps.

    Check out our latest project update to see what we've been up to.