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Coastal impacts

The Queensland coastline is a variable, dynamic and complex amalgam of natural systems and man-made features.  Although a coastal lifestyle may seem idyllic, this complex and dynamic environment poses risks to coastal communities and habitats from hazards including storm tide inundation, coastal erosion, cyclones and storms. 

The Science Delivery Division of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA) has undertaken a range of coastal research projects to improve understanding of the impacts of storms and tropical cyclones on the Queensland coast. These projects included:

DSITIA operates an extensive network of monitoring stations across the Queensland coast and gathers data to support coastal zone research, analysis and planning. The following data are available through the Coastal Impacts Unit:

Last reviewed 19 December 2012
Last updated 11 December 2012

Coastal impacts