What is climate change?
Why is climate change happening?
Why is Council thinking about changes that normally occur over thousands of years?
What is climate change adaptation?
How have we prepared the draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan?
What are some of the key issues we are thinking about?
Will Wollongong get hotter?
Will Wollongong experience changes to flooding?
Rainfall is expected to be less in winter, but there is likely to be bigger downpour events in summer. Wollongong has been dealing with flooding for many years, so we are in a strong position to deal with future flooding impacts. Our adaptation actions focus on continuing this good work and making sure stormwater networks are maintained to handle storms and we are equipped to respond to flood emergencies. We also need to help our community to understand and prepare for flooding events.
What changes to bushfire risk do we expect?
Will we have more storms?
Will we have more droughts?
What changes in sea level rise can we expect?
What happens next in our planning?
What can you do to help?