Over the past 20 years, Melbourne has experienced many climate events that have an effect on our community. These events give an indication of what might be in-store for us in the future. With climate change it is likely that these events will occur with greater frequency and intensity.

Adaptation strengthens our ability maintain the things we value and love about our city. By refreshing our Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2009, we aim to provide direction for how we plan, prepare and respond to ensure that the city can survive and thrive as the climate changes.

Consultation closed

Past updates


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community feedback on focus areas

    15 August to 9 September 2016

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Feedback reviewed

    September to October 2016

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Engagement summary report released

    December 2016

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Strategy refresh released

    Mid 2017

Discussion paper

Adapting to climate change.

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