The Hunter & Central Coast is the 10th and final NSW region to complete the Enabling Regional Adaptation (ERA) process, led by The Department in conjunction with the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF). Five workshops with over 150 stakeholders from the region have informed a final report outlining pathways to transition key sectors in the Hunter & Central Coast to a more climate resilient future.
Since 2010 the ERA team has consulted over 1700 stakeholders to understand climate change vulnerabilities in NSW regions and identify opportunities to respond. It aims to empower regional decision-makers to build regional resilience by enhancing government service delivery and planning. The Hunter and Central Coast now joins the South East, Shoalhaven Illawarra, North Coast, Riverina Murray, New England North West, Central West Orana and Far West regions as having successfully completed the ERA process.