disaster resilient

New resilience strategy highlights the disasters that could bring Sydney to a shuddering halt

Australia’s largest metropolis has simply been “lucky” to avoid a city stopping disaster, a group of resilience experts have said. But Sydney’s luck could be about to run out, and if the city isn’t felled…

Disaster Management College commitment delivered

The Regional College of Disaster Management will be delivered following the signing of a partnership with the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) in Cairns today. Queensland Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said…

Reconstructing Queensland – progress, challenges and learnings

Three years on from the devastating flooding and cyclones of 2010-11, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is managing a reconstruction program relating to 34 Queensland natural disaster events, and totalling more than $14 billion. Since…

Victorian Fire Risk Register: Supports and informs your plan

The Victorian Fire Risk Register (VFRR) is Victoria’s first consistent bushfire risk register. It is demonstrating value to those with risk planning mitigation and response accountabilities. The register lists all infrastructure, townships, environmental tourism and…

What is disaster resilience education?

Community disaster education is an integral component of emergency management in Australia and around the world. Its main goal is to promote public safety and, to a lesser extent, reduce damages. However, many governments around…

A Resilient Community is an Informed Community

The start of 2013 saw significant flooding events in Queensland and NSW, Queensland’s second major flood crisis in two years, and destructive bushfires across three states. As the world faces increasingly volatile weather patterns, agencies…

Making a Difference: Flood victim

Yahoo!7     July 19 John Tyson lost his wife and son in Toowoomba’s flash flood of 2011. Now he’s developed a building product that’s disaster resilient. Kay McGrath reports.
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