Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan

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Council is committed to addressing the threat of climate change to the Wollongong community as much as we can at a local level. The draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan is focussed on what we can do to prepare for those changes that are likely to occur no matter what we do to reduce emissions as a city.

This plan is part of a bigger set of responses and activities that Council is progressing around the climate emergency. This includes the development and delivery of a series of Climate Change Mitigation Plans. These plans will guide us and the community in achieving the targets of net zero emissions by 2030 for Council operations, and net zero emissions by 2050 for the City of Wollongong.

We are seeking your thoughts on our Plan to make sure our efforts target the services and operations that are important to the community. Your input will help make sure we are prepared to combat the risks that are expected to challenge us as a result of climate change.


Key Climate Predictions

The likely climate changes and impacts for Wollongong include:

  • More high temperature days and warmer nights – our community will need to manage increased heat waves and longer warm periods, placing stress on people, plants and animals.
  • Increased bushfire risk from hot dry periods and a reduction in the season available for safe backburning
  • More drought, but also higher intensity storms leading to challenges to store water for irrigation, and to manage deluge events and flooding.
  • Increased coastal erosion and flooding as the sea level rises and storm intensity increases.

For more information

  • Read the draft plan that outlines all the actions we propose to take. Copies will also be available in our LIbraries.
  • The FAQs provide a quick summary of the plan.
  • Look at the Council Business paper that relates to the plan
  • Register for an online information session to hear from the project team and ask your questions

Session 1 Monday 29 November 3.30pm to 4.10pm Register here

Session 2 Tuesday 30 November 5.30pm to 6:10pm Register here

How to share your thoughts

Please read Council's Privacy Policy before making your submission.

If you're deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You'll need to provide our phone number (02) 4227 7111 for either service.

Let us know your thoughts by Friday 19th December 2021

Council is committed to addressing the threat of climate change to the Wollongong community as much as we can at a local level. The draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan is focussed on what we can do to prepare for those changes that are likely to occur no matter what we do to reduce emissions as a city.

This plan is part of a bigger set of responses and activities that Council is progressing around the climate emergency. This includes the development and delivery of a series of Climate Change Mitigation Plans. These plans will guide us and the community in achieving the targets of net zero emissions by 2030 for Council operations, and net zero emissions by 2050 for the City of Wollongong.

We are seeking your thoughts on our Plan to make sure our efforts target the services and operations that are important to the community. Your input will help make sure we are prepared to combat the risks that are expected to challenge us as a result of climate change.


Key Climate Predictions

The likely climate changes and impacts for Wollongong include:

  • More high temperature days and warmer nights – our community will need to manage increased heat waves and longer warm periods, placing stress on people, plants and animals.
  • Increased bushfire risk from hot dry periods and a reduction in the season available for safe backburning
  • More drought, but also higher intensity storms leading to challenges to store water for irrigation, and to manage deluge events and flooding.
  • Increased coastal erosion and flooding as the sea level rises and storm intensity increases.

For more information

  • Read the draft plan that outlines all the actions we propose to take. Copies will also be available in our LIbraries.
  • The FAQs provide a quick summary of the plan.
  • Look at the Council Business paper that relates to the plan
  • Register for an online information session to hear from the project team and ask your questions

Session 1 Monday 29 November 3.30pm to 4.10pm Register here

Session 2 Tuesday 30 November 5.30pm to 6:10pm Register here

How to share your thoughts

Please read Council's Privacy Policy before making your submission.

If you're deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You'll need to provide our phone number (02) 4227 7111 for either service.

Let us know your thoughts by Friday 19th December 2021

Page last updated: 15 November 2021, 14:20