Climate change is affecting us in many ways. The Victorian Government recognises that our changing climate brings unprecedented challenges and is committed to leadership on climate change action.

The Victorian Government is preparing adaptation action plans for seven key systems. The Built Environment Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026 sets out how we intend to address the challenges that climate change has on the built environment.

The Built Environment system comprises our cities and towns along with supporting infrastructure and services, such as energy. Climate change threatens the resilience of the built environment, the integrity of its assets and its ability to provide reliable services.

Adapting our Built Environment to climate change is an investment in saving lives, reducing trauma and minimising economic damage from disasters.

The Built Environment Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026 has a focus on key hazards that pose a risk to the built environment – bushfires, extreme heat, drought, coastal inundation and flash flooding. It looks at what is already in place to respond to these risks, opportunities to strengthen our responses in the face of climate change, and next steps to build greater resilience over time across what we build, where we develop and how we make decisions.

This draft is the first in a series of five-year adaptation action plans that will take Victoria to 2050. Your comments and ideas will help make the Built Environment Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026 a strong basis for tackling these challenges.

How to participate

Step 1: Read the draft Built Environment Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026

Step 2: Complete the survey below

Next steps

We will use your contribution to:

  • Ensure the plan reflects community expectations about how government should plan and respond to the impacts of climate change on the built environment
  • Help identify knowledge gaps
  • Help identify opportunities for government to better plan for climate action on the built environment.

The Built Environment Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026 will be finalised in late 2021.

Collection Notice

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to inform the development of climate change Adaptation Action Plans with regard to the seven adaptation focus areas of Health and Human Services, Natural Environment, Built Environment, Primary Production, Education and Training, Water Cycle and Transport by the Victorian Government.

Your contact details may be used by DELWP or its contracted service providers under confidentiality agreements to survey you about your experience with DELWP.

The information you provide may be shared across relevant departments including DELWP, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), Department of Transport (DoT), Department of Education and Training (DET), Department of Health (DoH), Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) and Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).

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