Climate Change Risks to Coastal Buildings and Infrastructure—A Supplement to the First Pass National Assessment

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Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
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Adaptation, Building, Business, Climate change, Coast, Industry, Infrastructure, Local Government, Science

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).