An assessment of community disaster resilience for small, high-risk communities on the Sunshine Coast, Qld

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Salmon, Paul and Goode, Natassia and Gallina, John (2015) An assessment of community disaster resilience for small, high-risk communities on the Sunshine Coast, Qld. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 30 (1). pp. 35-40. ISSN 1324-1540


Abstract

Building and enhancing disaster resilience is a key goal for communities as the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events continues to escalate. An assessment of a community's level of resilience and the identification of associated strengths and weaknesses is, therefore, valuable information when planning, co-ordinating and directing strategies and resources. Despite the challenges in applying the assessment method referred to as the Community Disaster Resilience Scorecard, the process of undertaking the assessment has drawn out some key areas of focus for Sunshine Coast communities. This paper presents the results of the application of the Scorecard and contextualises these findings with the qualitative narrative that was captured at the time of the assessments. In this way, it is proposed that the predominant benefit of applying the Scorecard for these communities has centred on its participatory methodology. In particular, application of the Scorecard was instrumental in guiding the communities through a series of useful discussions about their level of risk, vulnerabilities, resources and capacities.


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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 05:19
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Model; community disaster; Sunshine Coast
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440710 Research, science and technology policy
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410199 Climate change impacts and adaptation not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1901 Adaptation to climate change > 190103 Social impacts of climate change and variability
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1902 Environmental policy, legislation and standards > 190299 Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
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