Our plan for coastal adaptation

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Consultation has concluded

The engagement report and the endorsed Coastal Adaptation Plan are now available for viewing.

Our coastal city is dynamic and always changing. To protect and safeguard our city for the future, we’re developing the Coastal Adaptation Plan.

The plan builds on our existing coastal management strategies and best available science and economic studies, together with feedback received from the community during the first round of public consultation, to recommend cost-effective adaption options, now and into the future.

The first round of public consultation took place from 2 to 23 September 2020.

Have your say to go in the draw to win a GoPro Hero8 Black 4K HyperSmooth 2.0 Action Camera valued at approx. $499 (terms and conditions apply).

1. Simply review our draft Coastal Adaptation Plan, and

2. Complete our short survey.

Community engagement runs from 19 January to 19 February 2021.

Feedback received will inform the final plan and recommendation of adaptation options.

The development of Our Resilient City - our plan for coastal adaptation provides a platform for conversations about what we value and how we manage our coastline together. If you are interested in our city's future resilience, we want to hear from you.

  • Choose a pin, share your story, photos or videos to help our coastal adaptation plans.
  • Join in the discussion by asking a question below.
  • Talk to the team about coastal adaptation by emailing ourresilientcity@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
  • Stay informed by subscribing to receive project updates.
About the QCoast2100 Program

The City, together with 41 other Queensland Councils, was awarded funding under the State Government's $12 million Coastal Hazards Adaptation program (QCoast2100) to develop effective plans to minimise the impacts of coastal hazards.

According to the State Government, by 2100 sea level rise is projected to be 0.8 metres with a possibility of cyclone activity increasing and tracking south more often. This means changes to coastal areas with increased erosion, storm tides and flooding in low lying areas. Visit QCoast2100.com.au

The City invests in managing and caring for our coastline. Our ongoing projects include the maintenance and construction of seawalls, sand pumping and dredging, landscaping and coastline infrastructure works.

Visit our Coastal Management page to find out more.

City of Gold Coast logoQCoast2100 logoLocal Government Association of Queensland logoQueensland Government logo


The engagement report and the endorsed Coastal Adaptation Plan are now available for viewing.

Our coastal city is dynamic and always changing. To protect and safeguard our city for the future, we’re developing the Coastal Adaptation Plan.

The plan builds on our existing coastal management strategies and best available science and economic studies, together with feedback received from the community during the first round of public consultation, to recommend cost-effective adaption options, now and into the future.

The first round of public consultation took place from 2 to 23 September 2020.

Have your say to go in the draw to win a GoPro Hero8 Black 4K HyperSmooth 2.0 Action Camera valued at approx. $499 (terms and conditions apply).

1. Simply review our draft Coastal Adaptation Plan, and

2. Complete our short survey.

Community engagement runs from 19 January to 19 February 2021.

Feedback received will inform the final plan and recommendation of adaptation options.

The development of Our Resilient City - our plan for coastal adaptation provides a platform for conversations about what we value and how we manage our coastline together. If you are interested in our city's future resilience, we want to hear from you.

  • Choose a pin, share your story, photos or videos to help our coastal adaptation plans.
  • Join in the discussion by asking a question below.
  • Talk to the team about coastal adaptation by emailing ourresilientcity@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
  • Stay informed by subscribing to receive project updates.
About the QCoast2100 Program

The City, together with 41 other Queensland Councils, was awarded funding under the State Government's $12 million Coastal Hazards Adaptation program (QCoast2100) to develop effective plans to minimise the impacts of coastal hazards.

According to the State Government, by 2100 sea level rise is projected to be 0.8 metres with a possibility of cyclone activity increasing and tracking south more often. This means changes to coastal areas with increased erosion, storm tides and flooding in low lying areas. Visit QCoast2100.com.au

The City invests in managing and caring for our coastline. Our ongoing projects include the maintenance and construction of seawalls, sand pumping and dredging, landscaping and coastline infrastructure works.

Visit our Coastal Management page to find out more.

City of Gold Coast logoQCoast2100 logoLocal Government Association of Queensland logoQueensland Government logo