High-rise folly

Our western coastal suburbs are seeing first hand the effects of climate change coupled with urban development.  Many of the homes and businesses in these low-lying areas have been inundated or threatened during storm water events and high tides:

New Picture

The State Government has now made planning changes to allow high-rise development of up to 12-storeys along the foreshore at Glenelg.

Meanwhile, Western Adelaide councils are working to identify the risks associated with climate change, and to develop a plan to assist communities and government in adapting.  Read more about the Adapt West project by the Cities of West Torrens, Port Adelaide Enfield and Charles Sturt:

Planning for urban growth in these areas needs to be mindful of climate change and to be done very carefully.