Sea level rise report delayed


Sea level rise report delayed

Posted 10 hours 37 minutes ago

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The release of a landmark report into rising sea levels at Port Fairy has been delayed.

The Moyne Shire has been investigating the impacts of sea level rise and storms along the coastline of Port Fairy, including at East and South Beach.

The director of sustainable development, Oliver Moles, says the study has been held up because of illness and technical issues.

He says the report will come out in about six weeks and will shed light on how homes and public assets may be affected.

“We understand that within government and beyond, everyone’s watching the Port Fairy work as the lead bit of research about seal level rise and about how a community will deal with that,” he said.

“So we’re really pleased to be part of that project.

“Residents will be wanting to know how public and private property may be affected and what are the measures for adaptation or protection of that property in the longer term, when it’s likely to occur … whether it’s going to occur in fact.”

Topics: oceans-and-reefs, climate-change, environmental-management, local-government, port-fairy-3284, ballarat-3350

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