Posts tagged ‘adaptation’

June 5, 2012

Australian Government promises at least $5 million for sea walls on Saibai and Boigu

Breached sea wall on Saibai Island during king tides

The Australian Government announced that up to $12 million will be made available to the Torres Strait Island Regional Council and the Torres Strait Regional Authority to support much-needed coastal infrastructure upgrades. $5 million in funding will come from the Regional Development Australia Fund, with the possibility of an additional $7 million if the Queensland Government will match the funding.

The Australian Government initially promised $22 million to support this work, but they backflipped on this promise only months later.

Related media coverage:

SBS (listen): Funds for Torres Strait Sea Walls

ABC News: Crean urges seawalls fund partnership

SMH: Federal government to fund Torres Strait sea walls

February 10, 2012

Building resilience to climate change impacts on Saibai, Torres Strait

This report documents the likely direct and indirect impacts of climate change on Saibai. It uses local knowledge from discussions with elders, community members and Council staff as well as from documented information about climate impacts in the region. The report aims to summarise Islander-identified priorities for activities to build resilience to these impacts in the immediate and medium term (2011-2050).

Green D (2010) Building resilience to climate change impacts on Saibai, Torres Strait.

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