The Local Government and Shires Association in conjunction with the NSW Greenhouse Office held a Summit in Sydney on 27 November 2006 on climate change mitigation and adaptation within Local Government in NSW.
The presentations from the summit are available on the Local Government and Shires Association website.
Byron Shire Climate Change Adaptation Planning
Funding under the Federal Government's Local Adaptation Pathways Programme (LAPP) has enabled Council to develop a Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan. The Plan focuses on adjusting Council's existing infrastructure and services by building their capacity to cope with new conditions associated with accelerated climate change.
On 9 April 2009, Council resolved to form a Project Reference Group (PRG) (Res. 09-158) to review the findings of the LAPP project. Based on the findings of the LAPP project and consultation with the PRG, a Byron Shire Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Schedule was prepared to provide a holistic response to climate change risk management and adaptation for Byron Shire
Climate Change Strategic Planning Policy
The Climate Change Strategic Planning Policy provides climate change flood planning scenarios for the years 2050 and 2100. The 2100 flood planning scenario is to be applied to both public and private works and land use planning where an adopted flood study or Floodplain Management Plan does not exist.
It also recognises the importance of ecological communities and the impact rising sea levels can have on their health. It proposes that appropriate buffering of ecosystems from development is incorporated into strategic plans, land use controls and development proposals to allow room for the migration of those communities as sea level rises.
Byron Shire Council Publications
- Byron Shire Greenhouse Action Strategy 1.88MB
- State of the Environment Report (2004) 3.04 MB
- State of the Environment Report 2009 1.54 MB
- Delegates Report - Local Government Association of NSW Climate Change Summit 27 November 2006 30KB