The Climate Change Innovation Hub offers an interface between researchers, stakeholders, council and community.  It aims to provide resources, information and support to enable our community to mitigate and adapt to future predicted climate change.  The resilience of our region is our priority.

Olivia Brodhurst

Olivia Brodhurst is the Coordinator of the Whitsunday Climate
Change Innovation Hub
.  She facilitates projects that provide information, resources and funding to improve the Whitsunday Regional Councils ability to mitigate, prepare for and adapt to predicted climate change. 

Olivia is an Environmental Scientist with over 12 years experience including climate change vulnerability assessments, adaptation planning and carbon mitigation projects.  She has worked closely with landholders, community and industry to achieve positive outcomes to improve the resilience of the region to future natural disasters and other predicted climate extremes. 

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Caroline Matthews

Caroline is the Coastal Councils Adaptation Taskforce (C-CAT) Officer based at the Climate Hub. While trained as an Environmental Scientist and having worked in both research and Environmental Management, Caroline has spent the last five years in teaching, with a key interest in climate change education.


Caroline's role at the Hub is to coordinate and support the day-to-day implementation of the Coastal Councils Adaptation Taskforce’s Action Plan. The C-CAT is an alliance of Queensland local councils, which through collaboration and engagement, aim to collectively improve the resilience of their communities to changing coastal conditions.


Phone: 1300 WRC QLD

Email: climate.hub@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

Address: 190 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale QLD 4802

Postal address: PO Box 104, Proserpine QLD 4800

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The Whitsunday Climate Change and Innovation Hub is an initiative of Whitsunday Regional Council.