Illawarra Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven Illawarra Enabling Regional Adaptation

Throughout 2017 the Shoalhaven Illawarra Enabling Regional Adaptation (SIERA) project took place in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven state planning region. Over 60 regional decision makers were engaged to identify how the expected impacts of climate change may affect local communities, and identify opportunities to respond.

The Enabling Regional Adaptation (ERA) process:

  • provides a credible evidence base to inform government adaptation planning by developing regional understanding of the impacts of projected climate change and vulnerability for key systems
  • builds on the capacity of decision-makers to capture opportunities for regional climate change adaptation projects between sectors across local and state government.

Climate change adaptation pathways to transition key Shoalhaven Illawarra systems to a more resilient future, have been developed for:

  • Satellite settlements
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Industrial transformation
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Emergency Management.

Shoalhaven Illawarra Enabling Regional Adaptation Report (PDF 3.4MB)

For further information on the SIERA project, contact adapt.NSW@environment.nsw.gov.au.