Publication Details

Graham, S. & Barnett, J. (2017). Accounting for justice in local government responses to sea-level rise: evidence from two local councils in Victoria, Australia. In A. Lukasiewicz, S. Dovers, L. Robin, J. McKay, S. Schilizzi & S. Graham (Eds.), Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives (pp. 91-103). Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing.


This chapter explains the way justice is being considered by two local governments tasked with the responsibility of facilitating adaptation to sea-level rise. It compares the ways in which the East Gippsland Shire Council and Wellington Shire Council in Victoria have approached adaptation to sea-level rise, how they have engaged their communities on the issue, and the way staff in these two local governments think about the justice dimensions of adaptation.