The City of Holdfast Bay recognises climate change as the most complex problem of our generation. On behalf of its coastal community the City of Holdfast Bay has an immediate responsibility to respond to forecast climate change implications.
Our climate change response strategies are based on four core areas of activity – mitigation of energy usage; adaptation to impacts; offsets of unavoidable emissions and community leadership.
Responding to and reducing the effects of changing climate requires a whole government approach and is therefore included in the Our Place Strategic Plan 2030 under the Environmental Pillar.
An initiative of the cities of Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham and Onkaparinga, the Resilient South project is about what we can do in the Southern Region to make sure our businesses, communities, and environments can tackle the challenges of climate change.
Changes in our climate, such as higher temperatures, declining rainfall, and rising sea levels require active management of risks. The Resilient South project will also seek to harness opportunities presented by these changes, so that the region continues to thrive and prosper.
The Resilient South project is supported by the South Australian and Australian Governments. The project has entered its implementation phase after producing a Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the whole region, with input from government, business and community organisations.
For more information about the project or to read the Resilient South Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan, the Resilient South Regional Implementation Plan and/or the City of Holdfast Bay's Local Action Plan visit the Resilient South website