Regional Planning

The development of the two CMA regional strategies was funded through the Regional Natural Resource Management Planning for Climate Change Fund provided by the Australian Government.

The program is comprised of two streams. Stream 1, which funded the development of the strategies, and Stream 2, which funded the provision of data for incorporation into this strategy via two separate elements.

Element 1 of Stream 2 was delivered by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO in the form of climate projections downscaled from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) global projections data.

Element 2 of Stream 2 is a cooperative project between research organisations and CMAs to translate the latest research on climate change adaptation and synthesise it into practical guidelines for adaptation planning. For both CMAs, this support was provided by the Southern Slopes Cliamte Change Adaptation Research Partnership (SCARP), a collective partnership between the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, RMIT University, University of Tasmania and Monash University. 

The SCARP project worked closely with the two CMAs, as well as other CMA/NRM regions within the Southern Slopes Cluster (SSC), to translate current climate change information from the CSIRO and other sources, into formats that could be readily applied to develop climate change adaptation plans. A map of the SSC is provided below. More information on SCARP can be found at www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/impacts-and-adaptation/southern-slopes/

Figure 1: Southern Slopes Climate Change Adaptation Research Partnership

Both the Glenelg-Hopkins and Corangamite plans for addressing cliamte change can be viewed and down loaded below.