Climate Resilient Rockhampton Region


The future liveability and prosperity of the Rockhampton Region relies on our ability to mitigate, and adapt to, a range of climate-related risks.

While councils have always had a role in managing risks to their organisation and communities, climate change presents unique challenges including:

  • increasing uncertainty about the scope and scale of hazards;
  • less predictability in formerly predictable climate cycles such as wet and dry seasons; and
  • ·new and emerging threats associated with chronic physical risks and global decarbonisation actions.

As part of the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils (QCRC) program, the Local Government Association Queensland (LGAQ) has worked with the Queensland Government to develop a Climate Risk Management Framework for Queensland Local Government that ties in with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework, and the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience.

The Climate Risk Management Framework for Queensland aims to encourage logical, defensible and effective actions that can minimise the overall cost of reducing the potential impact of all current and future climate risks within a local government area.

With funding from the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF), Council has commenced local implementation of the Climate Risk Management Framework.

This project is supported by a key priority identified in the Sustainability Strategy (Towards 2030) - Create a climate resilient Rockhampton Region. It is also underpinned by Goal 4.1 in the Corporate Plan 2022 - 2027: Our region is resilient and prepared to manage climate-related risks and opportunities.  

The Climate Resilient Rockhampton Region project strives to embed climate-related considerations in all aspects of Council planning and decision-making.