Act on Adaptation: Coastal Wise Communities Survey

Submissions closing on 07 May 2021, 04:30 PM


The Hunter Joint Organisation received a grant from the NSW Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Program for its 'Act now on Adaptation: Coastal Wise Communities (ACT NOW)' project. MidCoast Council is a project partner along with the other coastal councils of the Hunter and Central Coast.

This $120,000 project will support coastal councils to more consistently and effectively engage with coastal communities and stakeholders through development of a communication framework on coastal hazards, including coastal erosion and inundation, sea level rise and coastal storms. Key deliverables will include:

  • Capacity building through development of an evidence based approach to community engagement and communication around coastal adaptation across the coastal councils of the Hunter and Central Coast;
  • Communication and media protocol;
  • Communication resources; and
  • Integrated Planning and Reporting package to integrate the approach into Councils key strategic documents.

Thank you for your interest in this survey which is being conducted by the NSW Government’s Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).

The purpose of this research is to:

  • Understand your experiences of the coast
  • Understand the impact of various hazards you may have experienced within the Hunter and Central Coast especially sea level rise and severe coastal storms

This research will be used to inform NSW Government and local council communications about how to manage the impact of coastal hazards.
The survey will take about 15-minutes to complete.

 Act on Adaptation: Coastal Wise Communities Survey