Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Regional Resilience Strategy - Project update

Project purpose

By 2022, every region across Queensland will be part of a locally-led and regionally-coordinated blueprint to strengthen disaster resilience. Regional resilience strategies and local resilience action plans will help to keep Queenslanders safe by providing a coordinated approach to identify and prioritise disaster resilience actions.

Multi-hazard approach

The Regional Resilience Strategy for the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Region will use a locally led, regionally coordinated and state facilitated approach with multi-sector stakeholder participation to address the following hazards:

  • cyclone (severe storm and wind) 
  • bushfire 
  • flood 
  • heatwave
  • earthquake.

Steering committee

The Project Steering Committee for the Regional Resilience Strategy for the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Region is comprised of the Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors (COM).

Region

The geographic extent of the Regional Resilience Strategy for the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Region is the boundaries of the three member councils of the of the Greater Whitsunday COM.

Council partners

The Regional Resilience Strategy for the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Region is a partnership with the following councils:

  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Isaac Regional Council
  • Mackay Regional Council.

Project update

  • Completed project actions
    • co-design workshops with partner Councils (May 2021)
    • meeting with Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors (February 2021)
    • initial project meetings with councils (late November and early December 2020)
  • Next steps
    • draft Terms of Reference for endorsement
    • proposed project deliverables include: a community profile; a multi-hazard, multi-sector approach; Queensland Emergency Risk Management (QERMF) Process 1 support as required; Department of Environment and Science Sector Adaptation Plans; a Regional Resilience Strategy; and a Local Action Plan per council.

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