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1 South east councils responding to climate change Winner - Innovation Award, Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence, 2009 Finalist - Excellence in Marine and Coastal Management, United Nations Association of Australia Awards 2009 Finalist - Community category, Premiers Sustainability Awards, 2009

2 Victoria s greenhouse alliances

3 SECCCA conducts climate change response projects through local government in the south east

4 Impacts of Climate Change on Human Settlements in the Western Port Region: an Integrated Assessment Marsden J acob A s s o c i a t e s Broadleaf

5 Biophysical Impacts Fire weather Days/yr of forest fire risk Average temperature Average days > 35 o C Average rainfall Extreme rainfall 2 hr events Sea-level rise Storm surge ARI 1:100 yr event Indicative change 2030 Increase by 1 2 Indicative change 2030 Increase by o C Increase by 1 3 Decrease 0-8% Increase 15 25% Increase to 0.17 m 1:40 yrs 1:6 yrs Indicative change 2050 Increase by 1 7 Indicative change 2070 Increase by o C Increase by 1 17 Decrease 0 23% Increase 20 70% Increase to 0.49 m 1:20 yrs 1:1 yr

6 Vulnerability to extreme temperatures 70,600 elderly 38,700 infants low income households and/or residents in uninsulated housing

7 Economic and social impacts Increased infrastructure maintenance costs disruptions to transport networks Increased summer peak energy demand Increased cooling costs Increased mortality and morbidity in vulnerable groups Increased risk of food and water-borne disease outbreaks

8 Exposed property and infrastructure -most roads - most railways lines - some building materials - buildings or services that require cooling

9 Risk assessments Council departments affected include: land use and planning coastal planning & mgt. asset management emergency management drainage & catchment mgt community services public health recreation planning

10 Priority Climate Change Risks, Western Port Region 1 Uncertainty over or in areas affected by coastal inundation and/or flooding and foreshore areas essential public in low lying areas due to coastal inundation and/or flooding due to drainage system being overwhelmed frequency or intensity of about climate change, especially amongst vulnerable groups and other recreational areas, especially coastal and freshwater biodiversity 10

11 Residential areas vulnerable to storm surge and sea level rise Cowes East and Silverleaves

12 Council responses Emergency services program Bass Coast Climate Change Officer Cardinia Frankston Established cross-council task force Casey Frankston Climate change communities MornPen

13 Council responses City of Casey

14 Mornington Peninsula Shire

15 South East Healthy Communities Partnership Climate Change Adaptation Strategic Alliance

16 Heat wave strategies

17 Council responses Kingston

18 Borough of Queenscliffe Links Download Files

19 Council responses Shire of Wellington

20 Scenarios

21 Phillip Island Penguin Parade

22 What we have learnt.. It helps if data has authority Climate change is change Local trumps general You cannot beat support from the top You talk about it, talk about it, talk about it, talk

23 What are our CC messages? Climate change is real. Climate change will affect you. You need to respond. Here re some things that you can do.

24 Greg Hunt Executive Officer

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