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Draft South East Queensland Climate Change Management Plan

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 14:20

haveyoursayOpportunity for a public comment is being provided by state government.  When finalised this South East Queensland Climate Change Management Plan  will be used to implement the climate change policies of the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009 - 2031 that was released on Tuesday 28 July 2009. For more information go to the government weblinks here and here where you can download a copy of the draft plan.

You can also request a copy of the plan email your name and postal address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 1800 070 609 (free call).

Climate change is a global phenomenon and there is a wide range of international, national and statewide climate-change mitigation and adaptation initiatives already underway. The Draft South East Queensland Climate Change Management Plan proposes actions suited to the region's geographical, ecological, social and economic characteristics - at regional and local-government planning scales.

 

These planning actions are designed to:

reduce the region's greenhouse gas emissions  through mitigation such as

  • transport and settlement pattern
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy
  • storing carbon
  • waste emissions
  • community awareness and behaviour

 
and help the region become more resilient to the impacts of climate change on South East Queensland's built environment, communities, infrastructure and natural ecosystems - adaptation. You can read what the government has to say about that here.

The coastal zone of SEQ - characterised by a low-lying and narrow coastal plain - has been identified as a priority for climate change adaptation.

Government says that a new Queensland Coastal Plan will be developed to help manage the vulnerability of coastal development to climate change. The last plan review was released in 2008. Once completed, the new Queensland Coastal Plan will be released for public comment. Again, there will be opportunities for comment from all interested parties. The EPA welcomes your input in creating policies and management tools that are future-oriented and meet the expanding needs of Queenslanders and their natural environment. If you wish to be involved in future consultations, you may register your interest.

If you would like more information regarding coastal protection and management in Queensland, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read the The State Coastal Management Plan - Queensland Coastal Policy (The State Coastal Plan) here.

How to have your say

Due to public demand, the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning has extended public consultation on the Draft South East Queensland Climate Change Management Plan by four weeks to 5 pm on Friday 9 October 2009.

The draft management plan contains proposed planning actions to help reduce the region's greenhouse gas emissions and make it more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Responses must:

  • be made on or before 5pm on Friday 11 September 2009 - extended to Friday 9 October 2009
  • include the name and address of the respondent
  • be a structured response under the headings of the online response form

You can submit your response online at the Get Involved in the Smart State website, or download and print a response form at http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/climatechange.

http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/resources/form/consultation/seq-climate-change-response-form.pdf

Both of these processes seek to control tightly the opportunity to comment -  asking you to rate each of 32 draft actions. There is a small space for other comments.

 

 

 

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