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Implementing Climate Change Policy objectives — supplier fact sheet

Find out about climate change risk assessments for building or infrastructure projects.

Agencies complete climate change risk assessments for building or infrastructure projects. These assessments help ensure that new infrastructure remains fit for purpose for the life of the project. This saves Victoria money in the longer term.

Climate change risk assessment

A climate change risk assessment will:

  • summarise the project site’s characteristics and the assets and services on the project site
  • be based on best available information
  • identify the current and future climate hazards that might happen on the project site
  • assess the risks of these hazards on the assets, services and people on the project site
  • list actions and responsibilities for addressing these risks, especially those rated as high or extreme
  • include a way to monitor and review impacts, risks and actions over time

A climate change risk assessment is a flexible and scalable tool to assess different types and sizes of projects.

Climate change risk assessments provide useful background information and guidance for suppliers. For example, information about climate hazards and risks can help inform tender responses. Suppliers may also be required to meet industry standards to reducing greenhouse gas emissions or manage climate change risks.

Climate change risk assessment examples

Examples include:

Fishermans Bend Climate Readiness Strategy. The Strategy will help manage climate change risks for the infrastructure and community at Fishermans Bend.

Metro Tunnel Project Environmental Risk and Impact Assessment. It includes a climate risk assessment and an adaptation plan to address climate risks. This involves ways to protect infrastructure, stations and precincts. It also covers using materials resilient to climate change.

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Reviewed 13 April 2021

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