Community workshop on climate change

Close up of a map showing coastal flooding around Brisbane Water for a projected sea level rise of 0.9mClose up of a map showing coastal flooding around Brisbane Water for a projected sea level rise of 0.9m

A community workshop will be held at Ettalong Beach this Wednesday, February 27, to give residents the chance to have their say on Central Coast Councils Climate Change Policy.

It is one of a series of workshops to be held in each of the Council wards. [Full dates and details here]

Council endorsed a draft policy in August last year, which provides a framework to plan for the possible impacts of climate change.
The draft policy aims to align the councils operations and strategic planning with the NSW State Climate Change Policy Framework.
The community workshops will allow residents to build on their understanding of key themes around climate change and provide feedback on how they would like to be involved in future planning around these themes.
Mayor Cr Jane Smith said it was vitally important that the community have a voice in the development of the policy and related strategies, plans and actions.
The purpose of these community workshops is to further educate and work directly with the community to develop the first Climate Change Policy for the Central Coast, Cr Smith said.
It is crucial Council demonstrates leadership in addressing climate change and its impacts through responsible planning and collaboration in the best interests of our community and we are doing this by involving the community every step of the way in this policy development.
We need to reduce emissions to start solving the long term challenges of climate change but also adapt to the changes that we know are already happening.
The Peninsula workshop will be held from 6pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday, February 27, at the Ettalong Diggers club.
Workshop registration and information packs are available at the Council on 1300 463 954 or from www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/climatechange

Source: Media release, 4 Feb 2019, Jane Smith. Central Coast Council

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