Resilient South Project

The Resilient South project is about what we can do in the Southern Region to make sure our businesses, communities, and environments can tackle the challenges of climate change.

Changes in our climate, such as higher temperatures, declining rainfall, and rising sea levels require active management of risks. Resilient South will also seek to harness opportunities presented by these changes, so that the region continues to thrive and prosper.

It is an initiative of the cities of Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham and Onkaparinga and supported by the South Australian and Australian Governments.


National award positions Resilient South as benchmark

2014 Climate Adaptation ChampionResilient South won the Local Government Champions Award in front of 400 climate experts at the 2014 Climate Adaptation Conference on 2 October 2014.

The award recognises that Resilient South has set the benchmark for local government response to climate change.

For more information on the award:


Resilient South Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Resilient South award photo

Over the past 18 months a diversity of organisations and interests across the Southern Region including State and Local Government, and the community, health, business, education, research and natural resources management sectors have worked together to prepare the Resilient South Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

The plan is available on the Resilient South website.

Photo: Accepting the Local Government Champions Award. Front row (L-R): Natalie Iglio (City of Mitcham), Nicole Halsey (URPS), Ann Gibbons (City of Marion), Maggie Hine (City of Onkaparinga). Back row (L-R): Natalie Stalenberg (Resilient South Project Coordinator), Victoria Haupt (URPS), Mark Siebentritt (Seed Consulting).


More information

Go to the Resilient South website for:

  • Project newsletters and updates.
  • Information about workshops involving representatives of government, business and community organisations that will help identify what more can be done to strengthen the region for changes in our climate.
  • Maps showing a range of social, environmental and economic data about the region that help us understand the risks and opportunities for the southern region presented by a changing climate.