Trends in the Tweed's climate have been assessed and a summary provided below based on historical local weather data:
The Tweed's wildlife, waterways, coastlines, utilities, infrastructure, businesses and communities are vulnerable to climate events.
Present-day climate trends and future projections have been calculated using NSW Government data sources and CSIRO reports:
Read more in the consultant's full report(PDF, 4MB).
Find out more about climate change projections for the North Coast.
For Tweed Shire Council’s assets, operations and programs, climate change poses significant impacts across the majority of Council functions. In its 2023 Climate Change Risk Assessment(PDF, 4MB) Council has described 135 risks ranked for the likelihood and consequences of their occurrence:
- 66 risks relate to infrastructure and assets
- 21 risks relate to community services
- 19 risks relate to environment management and protection
- 15 risks relate to corporate functions
- 13 risks relate to land use planning and development.
Check out the Preparing for Change section below for information about how Council is responding to these risks.