More rain, less freshwater? Local climate projections released for Mackay, Whitsunday, Isaac region
Reef Catchments has launched the MWI Climate Sustainability Plan 2016-2020
This highly collaborative plan was developed in partnership with CSIRO and James Cook University, through funding from the Australian Government.
One of the first documents to identify local climate trends, forecasts and predictions, 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 climatic changes. Importantly, it outlines areas of climate vulnerability, regional priorities in a changing climate, and potential adaptation strategies and actions.
Reef Catchments would like to acknowledge input into the Plan from a wide range of contributors, including community groups, industry, local council and key stakeholders.
The Plan will be made publicly available to stakeholders around the region, including local councils and government planning departments.
To request a hardcopy, contact Reef Catchments on 07 4968 4200.
Development of the plan was supported through funds from the Australian Government’s NRM Planning for Climate Change fund, and the National Landcare Programme.