Rivers to Reef Climate Resilient Alliance


The Rivers to Reef Climate Resilient Alliance is a group of Far North Queensland councils working together to manage risks and develop opportunities for a climate resilient, low carbon future.

Facilitated by FNQROC, its founding members are Cairns Regional Council, Mareeba Shire Council, Tablelands Regional Council and Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.

Through sharing expertise and working with stakeholders, the Alliance aims to scale up successful initiatives and accelerate collaborative projects, reducing duplication, effort and costs.

This pilot project is part of the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils program delivered by the Local Government Association Queensland, thanks to funding from the Queensland Government.

Action Plan

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Regional Climate risks and opportunities: at a glance


Guiding resources and programs

 Climate risk management framing

Policy setting


  • Queensland Climate Resilient Councils - aimed at improving climate risk management practices and governance, run by LGAQ
  • Cities Power Partnership - a pledge program connecting over 150 Australian local governments with knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities.
  • QCoast2100 - Queensland councils' Coastal Hazards Adapatation Strategy development and implementation.

Practice Tools and Precedent Hub

Climate risk governance

Regional precedence

Transitioning to a low carbon economy (emissions reduction)

Dashboards and maps

Energy management and renewables

Emissions management and accounting

Environmental markets and offsets 


Procurement and infrastructure

Adaptation and physical risks

Dashboards and maps

Risk assesments

Guiding materials

Coastal hazards

Planning and the built environment



Health and wellbeing

Agriculture and food systems

Stakeholder policies

Community engagement


For further information, please contact the FNQROC Regional Natural Asset Management & Sustainability Coordinator

Travis Sydes  | 0448 852 732 | email/t.sydes)(fnqroc.qld.gov.au