Delivering the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience
As the most disaster prone state in Australia, it is critical to look for new ways of working together and improving the safety and resilience of Queensland communities.
Everyone has a role to play in making Queensland the most disaster resilient state in Australia. The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience (2017) states that as Queenslanders, we are disaster resilient when:
- we understand the potential disaster risks we face
- we work together as a team to manage disaster risk
- we invest in opportunities to reduce disaster risk
- we keep improving how we prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
Resilient Queensland was developed in consultation with state agencies, the private sector and local governments to coordinate the statewide delivery of the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience. It is a whole-of-government response to disaster resilience that involves better coordination of government policy, information management, project delivery and stakeholder collaboration.
Queensland’s disaster resilience will be built through collaborative approaches that are regionally coordinated, locally led and supported with state resources. Greater collaboration and coordination of resilience efforts across the state will be guided by the following key principles:
- local leadership
- flexibility and adaptation
- shared responsibility and collaboration
- resilience becomes business as usual.
QRA will continue to collaborate with stakeholders across the state to strengthen our communications networks, share knowledge, identify gaps and opportunities, and refine our understanding of community attitudes and disaster awareness levels across Queensland.
Resilience case studies
Helping Queenslanders understand their risk is a key focus for governments and community organisations across the state. Engaging the community in meaningful ways can be a challenge, particularly if a disaster has not occurred in recent times.
View the Resilient Queensland interactive stories map to see case studies showcasing examples of how different communities are working to strengthen their resilience to disasters.
Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience
The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience (2017) was updated in 2017 to incorporate climate change risk and deliver a comprehensive, all-hazards approach to building disaster resilience throughout Queensland.
The Strategy aligns with international best practice - the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Strategy provides an overarching framework to empower Queenslanders to factor in resilience measures and activities as they anticipate, respond and adapt to changing circumstances.