Council is currently preparing a Climate Risk Management Strategy as part of our involvement in the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils (Q-CRC) program. Changing rainfall patterns, drought, heatwaves, fire risk, and increases in extreme weather events could have a significant impact on the people, businesses and environment within the Toowoomba Region, including Council.

As part of the Q-CRC program, we will develop a clear policy position and strategy on how we deal with climate risk. This information will help Council to address such matters as:

  • Regional economic resilience
  • Strategic land use planning
  • Disaster management
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Sustainable design
  • A new Planning Scheme.

This also helps Council to meet its obligations under the State Planning Policy to consider the effects of climate change.