SECCCA engaged Spatial Vision with the support of Marsden Jacob Associates (MJA) to undertake an asset vulnerability assessment on selected assets and a financial review to assist member councils better understand and plan for the likely impacts of anticipated climate change.
The two-part project included a high-level vulnerability assessment on council assets, along with more detailed case studies of climate change and extreme weather scenarios.
- Part 1 involved applying a higher-level vulnerability assessment on agreed assets (buildings, roads, drainage pits and pipes) for each member council in terms of the anticipated level of impact based on exposure, and sensitivity of the asset to this exposure where attributes supported this.
- Part 2 involved undertaking four representative case studies on an agreed set of climate change or extreme weather scenarios, and included a more detailed financial evaluation and considered possible adaptation options.
“[Spatial Vision] have been able to develop a methodology that achieves the desired end state from a blank canvas, whilst still being able to adapt to stakeholder needs throughout. It is [this] methodology and approach that will be applied as the standard going forward”, says Daniel Pleiter, Projects Coodinator at SECCCA.
As part of this project, Spatial Vision identified the opportunity to further build skills and capacity within member councils. The team engaged in mentorship with councils, running workshopsto aid knowledge transfer. These sessions also involved repackaging Part 1 spatial data to help councils embed the approaches and learnings into their decision and financial planning processes.