Coastal Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Project
An assessment of the vulnerability of the coast to climate change (part of the Great Ocean Road Renewal Program).
This project is one of four projects funded through the Great Ocean Road Renewal Program. A three-year, $1.35 million program, which will deliver four discrete projects - each critically important in their own right - supported by funding from the Australian Government.
The Coastal Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Project report forecasts the potential impacts of and guiding future responses to climate change on our coast. The study is the first climate change vulnerability assessment of the coast in the Surf Coast region, providing greater detail about the effects of projected sea level rise on this section of coast than has ever before been available.
The report used current sea level rise predictions to analyse potential future exposure of the 55km stretch of coastline between Torquay and Lorne based on two key hazards: flooding and erosion.Potential risks posed by these hazards to coastal assets such as built infrastructure, the natural environment, roads and heritage sites were assessed.