Governments at all levels need to be aware of the potential future costs of climate change. In June 2011 a supplement to Climate Change Risks to Australia's Coasts was released.
The report Climate Change Risks to Coastal Buildings and Infrastructure presents additional data on the exposure of:
- commercial buildings such as retail precincts
- light industrial buildings
- transport infrastructure such as road, rail, tramways.
Greater than $226 billion in coastal assets are potentially exposed to inundation and erosion hazards at a sea level rise of 1.1 metres (high end scenario for 2100).