Climate change adaptation

Help Maroondah adapt to a changing climate and provide your input into Maroondah’s first Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy.

Climate change has the potential to disrupt various aspects of our lives – with effects and impacts on the special places we love in Maroondah.

In particular, we need to plan for the likelihood of more intense rainfall and storm events, flooding, prolonged drought conditions, and more heatwaves.

The hotter drier conditions combined with an increase in the frequency, severity and extent of extreme weather events is likely to multiple existing risks and associated costs faced by Council.

At a basic level, climate change will affect our natural environment, health, leisure activities and costs.

The good news is that by addressing big sustainability challenges like climate change, we can help improve Maroondah in many ways.

Discussion paper

Council has prepared a discussion paper that focuses on our adaptation response in preparation for the first edition of the Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy. The discussion paper outlines:

  • Our climate risks: with impacts and effects for Council across service areas, some of which interface with the community.
  • Our goals: to move towards climate resilient people and places in Maroondah.
  • Our adaptation-shaping principles: what best practice adaptation means for Maroondah.
  • Our key directions and priority action areas: to reduce vulnerability of the people and places at risk of climate change and embed Council’s commitment to climate adaptation in Maroondah.

 Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy Discussion Paper (PDF, 2.6 Mb)

 Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy Discussion Paper (DOCX, 6.9 Mb)

 Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy FAQs (PDF, 121 Kb)

 Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy FAQs (Doc, 289 Kb)

Consultation is now closed

The community engagement for this project has now concluded. Thank you to everyone who took the time to join the conversation about climate change adaptation, whether online through our feedback survey, or through in-person engagement.

Your feedback will help inform Maroondah’s first Climate Risk and Adaptation Strategy which is expected to be released in mid-2017.

Further information

For further information please contact Council's Strategic Environment Planner Melissa Grimes on 9298 4360.

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