Council was successful in receiving Queensland Government Reef Assist program funding that will help the Council deliver dune protection and maintenance works within our coastal regions (strategic action 4.1.1). This work aligns with the Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy and helps deliver priority actions under Council’s Resilient Coast Strategic Plan. While the project will improve resilience to natural disasters, the improvements will also increase native vegetation, reduce runoff to waters and the Great Barrier Reef. As part of the program, the Council will be developing Foreshore Management Plans for key coastal areas. The Foreshore Management Plans will include a consultation phase and will be important in establishing a dune protection and maintenance program (strategic action 1.1.2). While delivering environmental projects, the program will provide local employment, training opportunities, engage local workers and contractors and boost economic recovery.
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