The Victorian Government wants to help regional communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Supporting our Regions to Adapt is a $9.3 million program funded by the Sustainability Fund.

Each DELWP region has completed a climate change adaptation gap analysis to find out about work that has already been done across the state.

The analyses demonstrate a need for a practical climate change adaptation strategy for each region.

Adaptation is:

  • managing agriculture risks, profitability, resilience and opportunities in a changing climate
  • building species and ecosystem resilience and functionality for long-term viability
  • recognising finance, business risk and insurability underpin regional and rural economies
  • preparing for earlier and longer seasons of more intense and widespread fire
  • minimising health and wellbeing impacts of climate change on people
  • preparing for more extreme heat in the built environment and its impacts on people
  • preparing for more intense storms and flash flooding
  • changing the way we think about and use water to increase resilience to long-term climate change

It does not include:

  • Solar panels
  • Wind farms
  • Electric vehicles
  • And other climate change mitigation actions

The Grampians Region Climate Adaptation Strategy will be developed by the community. It will outline a shared direction and priority actions for climate change adaptation in the region.

Map of the Grampians region, which includes the local government areas of Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack.

The Grampians region includes the 11 local government areas of Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool and Pyrenees (Central Highlands) and Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack (Wimmera).

We would like to hear from you

Survey closes Tuesday 31 March 2020
What is your interest in climate change adaptation?