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Byron Council’s Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan on exhibition till June 28

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A five-year draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan is now before the public.

Council staff say it’s aimed at ‘reducing the risk of projected climate impacts by delivering specific actions and planning measures within Council’s operational control, and enhancing community resilience and adaptive capacity before, during, and after climate events’.

According to staff, the 47 page plan will address four climate scenarios that have been identified as the most significant risks to Byron Shire. They are ‘flooding owing to extreme rainfall, coastal storm surges owing to severe storms and sea level rise, extreme heat and increased fire weather’.


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