Contribute to study into future coastal changes

Coastal environments under pressure from rising sea levels and erosion will come under the spotlight in a community survey exploring residents’ connections with the region’s coastline.

Residents of the Cairns region are invited to share their views and what they value about the coastal environment as part of the Our Cairns Coast project.

The project will deliver a strategic approach to managing future coastal changes relating to erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rise throughout the next 80 years.

Division 9 Councillor Brett Olds said the survey would remain open until 30 June and encouraged residents to take part.

“We want to hear about how our community uses the coast, what they value most about it and what characteristics are most important now and in the future,” Cr Olds said.

“Locals know our coastline best and the information they share will help us plan for future resilience across the region.

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