The way forward for GORCC
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What are we doing to help address the impacts of climate change on our coast?
Since early 2009 GORCC has been working in partnership with the Department of Sustainability (DSE), Surf Coast Shire and other organisations and stakeholders in an effort to identify a way forward to tackling climate change impacts on the coast at a local level.
In August 2009, a workshop jointly organised with the shire brought together representatives from government, business, tourism, environmental and community sectors to discuss this issue.
GORCC commenced work on the project, supported by funding provided by the Australian Government, to assess the vulnerability to climate change of coastal areas along the Great Ocean Road between Torquay and Lorne. This will provide a better understanding of the likely climate change risk profile for our iconic coastline and provide a basis for considering adaptation strategies.
The project commenced in April 2010 and was completed in June 2012 and will serve as a foundation piece of work that will underpin and support future initiatives. More information can be found here.