Glen Dare, Moreton Bay Regional Council
An Environmental Planner with over 15 years of experience in local government, Glen Dare is leading Moreton Bay Regional Council’s coastal hazard planning that focuses on building resilience and community empowerment. Previously he has led the development of planning scheme codes including flooding, waterway, stormwater and coastal hazards for new development, and stormwater and park infrastructure planning within the Local Government Infrastructure Plan that identifies infrastructure to support new development.
One of the first steps in developing the Living Coast: Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) for the Moreton Bay Regional Council area is identifying what is important to the community about the Moreton Bay coastline and estuarine environments. By understanding what is important to our community, Council can develop a strategy that better incorporates the needs and interests of land and asset owners, and coastal communities. This shared understanding will help inform the most appropriate coastal management options for our region. Currently an online community values survey is open of which Council will have preliminary results to share at the conference. Council is also taking registrations to participate in a community reference group. It has also delivered several CHAS pop-up information sessions.
The CHAS will help Council and the community make better decisions to mitigate potential risks from coastal hazards by informing:
Land use planning and development assessment
Management of nature conservation, recreation and cultural heritage values