Can you imagine Breamlea in the future?
We’re interested in your vision of a sustainable future for Breamlea. So we’re talking to the community to help develop a coastal adaptation plan.
Coastal communities like Breamlea are at the forefront of climate change in Australia. No-one knows exactly what this might mean but there are strong indications that future changes could include:
- Extreme weather events
- Rising sea levels
- Hotter, drier summers
- Warmer, wetter winters.
The Our Coast Project has recently completed the Geelong-Queenscliff Coastal Mapping Project, identifying areas that may experience sea level rise. The research involved a technical assessment by consultants from Cardno, looking at issues including catchment inundation, storm surge and erosion. The assessment includes a series of maps showing the potential impact of sea level rise scenarios and severe weather events.
An open house event in August held at Ocean Grove that included Breamlea and Barwon Heads attracted limited interest from the Breamlea community. So if you want to be involved you can provide your views in an online feedback form, or leave a comment on the Our Coast website's Contact Us page. We're interested in your feedback and ideas for how we can plan to adapt to a changing climate together.
More information on the Resource page