Case study – Port Adelaide Enfield

This case study was undertaken to build and demonstrate resilience investment capabilities in the Port Adelaide Enfield Local Government Area (LGA). Combined with other case studies, this forms the basis for ramping up the development of national capabilities in enabling resilience investment.

The Port Adelaide Enfield LGA includes a range of land uses including: residential, recreation/reserves, marina, port, defence, power station and industrial. The LGA is prone to regular coastal and stormwater flooding, inundation, coastal erosion, and heatwaves and the intensity and frequency of these hazardous events are expected to increase due to impacts of climate change and local land subsidence.

Developing resilience cases in Port Adelaide Enfield

CSIRO, Value Advisory Partners and the University of Adelaide collaborated with the Port Adelaide Enfield Council and State Government agencies to develop potential opportunities do deliver initiatives and investment cases, in this instance, for coastal protection infrastructure. These create value and reduce climate and disaster risk in the Inner and Outer Harbour areas of Port Adelaide.

This case study has demonstrated innovative approaches to investment that create value for multiple beneficiaries. These focus onĀ  opportunities for building resilience and creating social, economic and environmental value that benefits local and regional communities, through interventions that mitigate climate and disaster risks.

The report Developing resilience investment cases in Port Adelaide Enfield Building national capability for Enabling Resilience Investment is now available.


What comes next?

The outcomes of this case study form a solid basis for ongoing application of the Enabling Resilience Investment approach.

Port Adelaide Enfield are continuing this work in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders. It is expected these efforts and activities will not only bring benefits to communities and for the region but will serve as a demonstration of a successful resilience investment case developed using the Enabling Resilience Investment approach.