The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's Shaping Our Future 2040 report is comprehensive and to be commended ("Future land use gets tick", 2/10).
But it is surprising it did not reference the 2019 EY report, 'Capitalising on Queensland's Opportunities in a zero net emissions future', which shows that of all the Australian states, Queensland is most at risk from global warming.
Sea-level rise and storm surge is a particular challenge for Port Maquarie to manage.
Rising currently at an average of 3.5mm per year, mostly caused by ocean expansion from warming, the sea-level will be about 70 mm higher by 2040.
A rule of thumb used by engineers and planners is that for each 10 millimetres of sea level rise, sandy beaches may retreat by up to one metre.
So it's important and urgent for all of us to combat global warming and the council's report provides pathways to do that.