What should Brisbane City Council be doing to address sea level rise and coastal flooding – renovate or relocate?

Certain parts of our city are vulnerable to flooding, erosion and coastal inundation.

In the near future, it will be costly to support people to remain living there, as sea levels and temperatures rise. In some areas, homes themselves could be raised, but maintaining roads, eroded riverbanks, sea walls and other infrastructure and services in the face of constant inundation becomes increasingly costly. How can we tackle this problem at the local government level? What is, and should be, the role of BCC in this space?

a map of flood prone coastal areas in Brisbane

Join Councillor Jonathan Sriranganathan for a free community afternoon tea and discussion of future actions our local government can take to address sea level flooding.

What are your thoughts and ideas? Bring them to the discussion forum on Saturday 11th February!

This forum is part of Regenerate Brisbane, a series exploring how our communities can repurpose local governments to serve our needs better.

a group of people on a warm summer's day, sitting under a tree on terraced grass seating on the left. To the right at ground level on the grass, State Member Amy McMahon MP speaks animatedly to the group, under the shade of a Jonathan Sriranganathan marquee. In the background, you can see the low level West End buildings against a clear, blue sky.


Accessibility info:

The venue is 550 m from Sandgate Train Station, with busses from Redcliffe, and BCC bus stops along Rainbow Street from the CBD. There is a wheelchair ramp, and an accessible bathroom.

If you require an Auslan interpreter to participate in this event, please contact us via [email protected] and we'll endeavour to arrange one.

Physical distancing and masks are encouraged to protect those most at risk of serious illness.


Online Attendance:

This event will be filmed and recorded online via facebook live. However, if you wish to participate and ask questions remotely, you can do so via zoom.



This event is taking place on the stolen country of the Jagera and Turrbal people.

We pay respects to elders past and present, and we recognise that conversations about development and gentrification must be grounded in the recognition that these phenomena are part of an ongoing process of colonisation and extractive exploitation.

Aboriginal, Torres Strait, and pride flags


February 11, 2023 at 2:15pm - 4:45pm


153 Rainbow St
Sandgate, QLD 4017
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Gabba Ward Office · · (07) 3403 2165

Will you come?