Sea level rise impact on coastal development must now be taken into account

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After 35 days of hearing, the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has delivered its most significant climate change adaptation decision yet.

Rainbow Shores P/L v Gympie Regional Council & Ors sets a new precedent for decision makers considering development in the Queensland coastal zone.

To date, climate change adaptation has surfaced as an issue in only a handful of Queensland planning court cases…

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