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Tasmanian State Natural Disaster Risk Assessment: All Hazard Summary

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White, CJ and Remenyi, TA and McEvoy, D and Trundle, A and Corney, SP (2016) Tasmanian State Natural Disaster Risk Assessment: All Hazard Summary. Technical Report. University of Tasmania, Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre and RMIT University, Hobart, Tasmania.

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Abstract

This report will help the Tasmanian community be better prepared for, respond to and recover from natural
disasters through an updated understanding and awareness of the natural hazards that have the most
potential to impact the State.
The information contained in this summary report, together with the risk register and risk treatment
options provided in the accompanying risk assessment report, can be used by stakeholders and practitioners
throughout the emergency management sector to inform emergency management planning.
This report assesses the State level risks posed by Bushfire, Flood, Severe Storm, Landslide, Tsunami,
Earthquake, Heatwave, Coastal Inundation and Pandemic Influenza ‘by sector’.
Bushfire remains the greatest aggregated risk to Tasmania. It is a ‘High’ or ‘Extreme’ risk across all
sectors of society, often with catastrophic consequences expected every 30 years (i.e. ‘Unlikely’ likelihood).
This likelihood is expected to become more frequent with climate change.
Land-use planning and building systems are strong and effective controls for each of the hazards apart from
Pandemic Influenza. Limiting future development and vulnerability in known ‘at risk’ areas is considered to be
the most effectve way of protecting life and property while limiting future government liability.
A ‘multi-hazards’ approach to exercises and business continuity planning within government was agreed
to be an important treatment option, with hazard-specific training recommended for key incident
management personnel (e.g. incident controllers) as well as formalising the arrangements to guide
decision-makers in times of crisis to ensure rapid decision.

Item Type: Report (Technical Report)
Publisher: University of Tasmania, Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre and RMIT University
Copyright Holders: The University of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 01:33
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 01:33
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