The district component of the State Risk Project assessed at least five hazards in each emergency management (EM) district. Participants from the District Emergency Management Committees and other relevant agencies attended the workshops which were held in each regional centre. For the purpose of district level, the four metropolitan EM districts were combined to account for the common and intertwined geography.
The risk assesment stage of the project ran between 2015 and 2016. Risk reports, which summarise the risks from the assessed hazards in each district were released in June 2017 with a
Each report explains the risks posed to the district from a range of priority hazards. A credible worst-case scenario for each hazard was assessed in a workshop setting to determine the risks. Participants assessed how the hazards may impact upon the district's economy, its people, public administration, the environment and the social setting. These five key areas are part of the State Core Objectives.
The collective district data represents the culmination of three years of extensive collaboration that has included input from 406 individuals from 119 separate agencies. The State Risk Project has identified the district level as the best avenue for practically assessing risk, developing treatments and measuring capability. These reports provide a body of evidence that shows how emergencies will likely affect us. This will then inform mitigation options and expenditure priorities to build a more resilient state.
The State Risk Project team are now working with EM Districts to investgate treatments for identified risks.