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Predicted sea level mapping


There is a new online Coastal Risk mapping tool for predicted sea-level rise. If you enter your town (try Batemans Bay or Narooma as an example) in the search bar you can see a map which shows the predicted sea level at high tide for your property by 2100. Go to this site: http://coastalrisk.com.au

If you change setting to 'Manual' you can slide the elevation bar to anywhere between 0 and 10 metres to see the size of the predicted inundation (see below).

This data is based on the freely available Lidar DEM data from ELVIS (the Australian Elevation System).

So if you want to see how sea level rise will affect your coastal property by the the end of this century have a look! Councillors might like to use this tool to look at the Batemans Bay CBD and Narooma Flat


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Editors Note: On 9 May 2017, the Senate referred the following matters related to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 23 November 2017: The closing date for submissions is 21 July 2017. Current and future impacts of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure About this inquiry An inquiry into the impacts of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure, now and into the future. The inquiry includes impacts on a range of matters including water supply, transportation, energy infrastructure, health, education and housing and the adequacy of current state and Commonwealth polices to address climate change impacts. The current and future impacts of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure, accounting for the full range of projected climate scenarios, having regard to matters, including: recent and projected changes in sea level rises, and storm surge intensity; recent and projected changes in temperature and precipitation; recent and projected changes in extreme weather, including heatwaves, bushfires, floods, and cyclones; recent and projected changes in natural coastal defence systems including coral reefs, kelp and mangrove forests; the impact of these changes on the vulnerability of infrastructure in coastal areas; the impact of these changes on water supply and sewage treatment systems; the impact of these changes on transportation, including railways, roads and airports; the impact of these changes on energy infrastructure, including generators and transmission and distribution lines; the impact of these changes on health, education and social services infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and aged care; the impact of these changes on private and public housing; the impact of these changes on public recreation and tourism facilities; the impact on financing and insurance arrangements for housing, buildings and infrastructure; the adequacy of current state and Commonwealth policies to assess, plan and implement adaptation plans and improved resilience of infrastructure; and any other related matters. More details at http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/CCInfrastructure or go to http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Current_Inquiries#fndtn-tabSenate_Committees and scroll down to "Environment and Communications References Committee”)

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