The South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (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 in better understanding and planning for the likely impacts of anticipated climate change.

The South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA) requested the support of Spatial Vision to help better understand how their member council assets will be impacted by climate change and associated extreme weather events, and how related council’s income and expenditure would be impacted.

The findings of this study were required by SECCCA member councils to assist decision making and prioritise and cost work plans, to make assets at risk more resilient to climate change. Councils were supported with mentoring and guidance to assist in planning appropriately for the anticipated changes.

Spatial Vision and Marsden Jacobs Associates addressed this requirement by taking a two-staged approach, by firstly using the latest downscaled CSIRO and DELWP climate data projections to conduct a first pass asset vulnerability assessment on council assets, and then conducting finer-detailed financial assessment case studies on specific agreed-upon extreme weather event scenarios.

By having a greater understanding of asset vulnerability and potential financial impacts of climate change, councils improved their understanding of how climate change is likely to impact the delivery of community services.