Tackling high problem areas

Tackling high problem areas

Using targeted soft engineering solutions (green and blue).

Current situation: innovative but small scale

Why now: targeted scale-up less cost and greater benefit


Scientists and researchers have identified key areas in SEQ which contribute large negative impacts, including sediment loss, pollution, and increased pressure on natural systems and threatened species.

  • The cost is often prohibitive.

A sizeable investment into addressing large contributors to environmental damage is a great way to tackle big problems quickly and cost effectively.

  • Project results would be shared and able to be applied nationally.

$8.2 million annual investment in targeted resilience building projects.

  • Large catchment earthworks projects (SEQ) (6 x $1,200,000)

  • Statewide urban design projects via Living Waterways and Living Shorelines, which are integrated packages of initiatives including sustainable urban design, community flood resilience, revegetation, and work on coastal reefs, marine environments, and threatened species such as turtles, shorebirds and koalas

    (2 x $500,000).

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