What is Resilient Queensland?
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 to better manage disaster risk
- we seek new opportunities to reduce disaster risk
- we continually improve how we prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
Queensland’s disaster resilience is 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.