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Year 9 Sustainability- Cairns in our hands

21/11/2017
This Term Year 9 Sustainability students have undertaken their perplexity project around sea level rise and the future of Cairns. This has seen students analyse, interpret  evaluate the current sea level rise and storm surge maps and make a decision as to whether or not the Cairns CBD and existing major infrastructure is at risk of natural hazards and sea level rise. Students have then been asked to develop and compose a report which details current and future vulnerabilities and recommends a staged retreat of the infrastructure you think is vital to the survival Cairns. Students also need to Include what you would move first and why and how you would do this. You will need to provide new locations for these infrastructures. In undertaking this investigation students have had the opportunity to work with Professor Jon Knott from James Cook Universities Natural Hazards Department as well as Sophie Barrett Strategy and Sustainability Advisor from Cairns Regional Council. Students have also had the opportunity to visit Green Island to develop a real world connection to the work they are undertaking.