A Resilient Public Estate is a partnership of 11 GMCA Councils who are currently undertaking assessments of the public assets that they manage against specific climate change indicators of the future. The aim is to understand the best management options of those assets on an economic and service delivery basis, so that the best possible outcome for the community can be optimised by councils, even when faced with extreme climate change scenarios. The project will give council staff tailored spatial tools, case studies, and mentoring in their use as well as financial impact analyses and asset adaptation plans of identified vulnerable assets. Public assets being assessed include roads, bridges, public buildings, open spaces, public pools, and other similar entities.
GMCA is working with Spatial Vision and Marsden Jacob Associates to enable councils to understand:
How climate change may increase the vulnerability ratings of individual council assets (including but not limited to roads, open spaces, drainage and buildings)
How service delivery may be impacted by climate change
The additional cost in maintaining or delivering an asset or service assuming no adaptation action
How much extra can councils expect to pay to respond to damages or pay in insurance
The expected cost of making assets resilient
How might council income streams be impacted by climate change
What can councils put in place to mitigate climate change in future development and management of assets.