Xanthorrhoea Burning, Gheerella

Xanthorrhoea burning Photo credit: M. Tucker

Xanthorrhoea Burning, Gheerella

Adaptation and resilience

These statements are our policy positions. They give a clear direction of council's intent.

12.1 Adaptation enables the whole community to build climate and disaster resilience:

    a) Risk assessment, risk reduction, adaptation, and disaster management are embedded into decision-making, systems and processes.

    b) Adaptation planning and climate risk reduction informs the ongoing delivery of council's service outputs for our community.

    c) Resilience is enabled through cost effective investment in risk assessment, adaptation, disaster management and the utilisation of innovative technologies and concepts.

    d) Accurate and current models, mapping and other corporate datasets inform the understanding of the risks associated with climate change.

    e) Adaptation planning and disaster risk reduction minimises economic, social, environmental and infrastructure impacts.

    f) Strong and enduring partnerships are established and supported to improve understanding and action on climate adaptation.

    g) Collective action delivers a resilient Sunshine Coast.