Climate change risks to coastal buildings and infrastructure - A supplement to the first pass national assessment

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2011

About this report

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).

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