Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) this week (March 16) approved allocating funds, subject to 2021/22 Budget deliberations, to develop a Climate Risk Management Strategy.
The item was adopted at the March Ordinary Meeting of Council.
TRC Planning and Development Committee chair Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan said since joining the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils (Q CRC) program in November 2019, Council had been working with the program to understand the key risks associated with climate change in the Toowoomba Region.
“Working through the elements of the Q CRC program has placed Council in a better position to strengthen our organisation’s skills and capacity to plan for, and respond to, the challenges posed by climate change, as well as any opportunities that arise,” Cr O’Hara Sullivan said.
“Council is implementing parts of the Climate Risk Management process through the work that is being performed as part of the Toowoomba Region Futures program (to prepare a new planning scheme), disaster management planning, enterprise risk management and a range of other TRC programs and operational activities.