Registration open for 2018 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Australian Coastal Councils Conference, to be held at Geelong, Victoria, from 21 to 23 March 2018. The conference is a great opportunity for coastal decision-makers to share information on the latest developments in coastal planning and management from around Australia. Plus, there will be a special pre-conference forum focusing … Continue reading Registration open for 2018 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

Changing Direction of Storms Poses Additional Threat to Coastal Areas

A detailed study of a major storm and its impact on the Australian coast has identified a climate change hazard not previously recognised - as storm patterns change, coastal areas once thought to be safe are likely to be severely affected. The study of the severe storm event which hit the east coast of Australia … Continue reading Changing Direction of Storms Poses Additional Threat to Coastal Areas

Results – Survey of Impacts of Airbnb and Similar Online Rental Platforms

As a result of concerns expressed by some coastal councils about the effects of rapid growth in listings on platforms such as Airbnb and Stayz the Association conducted a survey into the impact of short-term holiday rental services on coastal communities. The survey was developed in association with Professor Nicole Gurran, Professor of Urban and … Continue reading Results – Survey of Impacts of Airbnb and Similar Online Rental Platforms

2017 AUSTRALIAN COASTAL COUNCILS CONFERENCE – REPORT AND PRESENTATIONS

The 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference was held at Redcliffe, Queensland, from Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 May 2017. The event was held at the Mon Komo Hotel, Redcliffe, Queensland and was jointly hosted by Moreton Bay Regional Council and Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism. Read or download the conference report here: 2017 Australian … Continue reading 2017 AUSTRALIAN COASTAL COUNCILS CONFERENCE – REPORT AND PRESENTATIONS

Winners of 2017 Australian Coastal Awards Announced

The winners of the 2017 Australian Coastal Awards were announced on 5 May at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference, held at Redcliffe in Queensland. Barry Sammels, Chair of the Australian Coastal Councils Association, said the Awards were established to acknowledge the achievement of individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian … Continue reading Winners of 2017 Australian Coastal Awards Announced

2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

The 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference was held at Redcliffe, Queensland, from Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 May 2017. The Australian Coastal Councils Conference is the annual event where representatives of coastal councils, policy makers and researchers come together to share information on the latest developments in coastal planning and management from around Australia. The … Continue reading 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

New Disaster Funding Arrangements Scheduled for July Next Year

New disaster funding arrangements are set to take effect nationally from 1 July, 2018, according to a senior official of the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department. Ms Elizabeth Quinn, Assistant Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Disaster Resilience Strategy Branch, provided the update in response to inquiries about the current status of recommendations of the Productivity Commission inquiry … Continue reading New Disaster Funding Arrangements Scheduled for July Next Year

Could green bonds be the answer to financing adaptation?

A study by researchers at Griffith University has found that investors are keen to buy green bonds designed specifically to provide funding for the costs of climate change adaptation but there are a range of barriers that currently prevent this type of financing. The study, titled Mechanisms to finance climate change adaptation in Australia, was … Continue reading Could green bonds be the answer to financing adaptation?

CoastAdapt on-line tool to manage climate risks now ‘live’

A beta version of CoastAdapt – an on-line tool designed to assist d ecision-makers to manage risks associated with climate change – has been launched on a trial basis and is now ‘live’ The tool has been developed by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and incorporates input from 700 coastal decision-makers, practitioners … Continue reading CoastAdapt on-line tool to manage climate risks now ‘live’