Impacts of Climate Change

Environmental Impacts

A summary of impacts of climate change on the South West's coasts and estuaries, flora and fauna, rivers and floodplains, soils, native vegetation and wetlands, based on a projections, observed trends & regional data.

Barwon South West Region in Drought

Social and Economic Impacts

Important built assets and infrastructure such as the deep water port at Portland, and natural assets along the region’s expansive coastline may be at risk due to sea level rise, coastal erosion and inundation.

Climate Modelling Scenarios

A set of over 80 layers modelling the impact of climate change on NRM assets in the Southwest. Interactive mapping tools have been developed to make the information more accessible.

Extreme weather events

Extreme Weather Events

The changing nature of our climate and rise in extreme weather events is acknowledged both nationally and internationally as a growing risk.

Barongarook Creek Flood Event 
Wye River & Separation Creek Fires
Moyne Coastal Inundation
Queenscliff Coastal Inundation