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2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

The 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference was held at Redcliffe, Queensland, from Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 May 2017.

The Australian Coastal Councils Conference is the annual event where representatives of coastal councils, policy makers and researchers come together to share information on the latest developments in coastal planning and management from around Australia.

The 2017 Conference was held at the Mon Komo Hotel, Redcliffe, in Queensland. The event was jointly hosted by Moreton Bay Regional Council and Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism.

The theme for the 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference was A Sustainable Future for Coastal Australia.

Conference topics included:
• What does the future hold for coastal regions? – An outline of the social, economic and environmental outlook for coastal Australia;
• Options for financing coastal adaptation – Findings of a Griffith University study identifying options for financing adaptation works;
• What causes clusters of shark attacks? – The latest research identifies that clusters of unprovoked shark bites are not ‘completely random’;
• Coastal Populations – Proposed new methods of gathering population data in coastal areas. Presented by the Australian Bureau of Statistics;
• Presentation of the 2017 Australian Coastal Awards to acknowledge the achievement of individuals and organisations that made a significant contribution to the Australian coastal environment, settlements and sustainability

A Conference Report and copies of the conference presentations will be made available shortly.

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