2016 saw the release of the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac Climate Sustainability Plan 2016-2020 (Climate Plan). The Climate Plan is expected to be a critical tool in future regional and local planning. The Plan sets out the most recent, regionally specific projections for rainfall, temperature, sea level rise and other predicted climatic changes. Importantly, it outlines areas of climate vulnerability, regional priorities in a changing climate, and potential adaptation strategies and actions. The plan will be regularly updated and stakeholders engaged via annual climate forums.

Monitoring Organisation Reef Catchments

Name Katrina Dent

Phone 4968 4207


Position in organisation General Manager

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, Proserpine catchment

Frequency of monitoring

Monitoring Start Date 01/07/2015


Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

Website URL

Collaborators CSIRO, James Cook University, Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac Regional Councils, Traditional Owner Reference Group

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