Dorean Erhart


Lead – Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef
Local Government Association of Queensland

Dorean Erhart is a landscape architect and the Lead – Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef at the Local Government Association of Queensland, with responsibility for providing state and national representation and advocacy on behalf of Queensland Local Governments. She has over 25 years’ experience in successfully applying design thinking to develop responses to complex policy and planning problems in the fields of climate risk, coastal management and conservation. She has instigated and designed several programs and initiatives, most recently, the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils and QCoast2100 programs, the Reef Councils’ Rescue Plan and the Coastal Councils Adaptation Taskforce (C-CAT). Dorean is dedicated to supporting the translation of science and leading practice theory into practical on-ground approaches and has co-authored several climate risk management guidelines and support documents for local government practitioners, including the Climate Risk Management Framework for Queensland Local Government and companion guideline and the QCoast2100 Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy Minimum Standards and Guideline.