In November 2015 Council adopted the Climate Change Adaptation Policy. Council recognises that climate change has the potential to impact Council’s operations and the economic, social and environmental viability of the local government region and the community .

Therefore the Council is committed to:
 Taking a leadership approach in managing the effects of climate change.
 Adopting a structured and strategic response to the potential impacts and opportunities that may eventuate from climate change.
 Facilitating greater awareness of the causes and effects of climate change.

Mackay Regional Council has joined QCoast2100. QCoast2100 aims to provide the funding, tools and technical support to enable all Queensland coastal local governments to progress the preparation of plans and strategies to address climate change related coastal hazard risks over the long-term. It is intended that QCoast2100 will facilitate the development of high quality information enabling defensible, timely and effective local adaptation decision-making across key areas of planning and operations.

Mackay Regional Council is also progressing other climate planning.

Monitoring Organisation Mackay Regional Council

Name Robyn Birkett



Position in organisation Principal Engineer - Waterways, Strategic Planning

Activity Type climate change projects (e.g. adaptation planning and risk assessments)

Activity Indicators water quality in freshwater river basins

Activity location O'Connell catchment, Pioneer catchment, Plane catchment

Frequency of monitoring

Monitoring Start Date 01/07/2015


Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

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