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Risk ​Ass​essment Report​

​This district risk assessment report summarises the results of the State Risk Project risk assessment workshops in the Kimberley Emergency Management (EM) district. It co​​vers five priorit​y haz​ards, as identified by the Kimberley Dis​trict Emergency Management Committee (DEMC). The workshop series was conducted between July and Septe​mbe​r 2015.

Hazards Assessed:​

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​​​​Bushfire Cyclone Flood Human Epidemic​​Road Crash

District Risk Profile​​​​


Re​​​port highlig​hts:​​

  • The results for the five hazards asse​ssed reveal that:

- 3% of the risks were assessed as extreme;

- 37% of the risks were assessed as high;

- 7% of ​the risks could cause catastrophic consequences.​​

  • ​​​H​uma​n epidemic prese​​nts the most significant risks in the Kimberley as it has more extreme risks than any other assessed hazard (13%). The limited capacity of the health system and t​he remote nature of the district are expected to limit its ability to cope with an epidemic. The isolated nature of communities in the Kimberley could also allow time for the disease to spread before being detected.​ 

  • ​​​​​​The majortity (72%) of cyclone risks statements ​were assesed as high. In particular, the risk to Broome was noted due to the concentration of government district offices in the town. The damage caused by a cyclone in Broome would have a large impact on government agencies' ability to provide services to the whole district and would require the relocation of agencies to other town-sites in the Kimberley. 

  • ​​​​T​​he road transport network has been identified as vulnerable to a number of hazard impacts​. The high cost of building ‘redundancies’ (back-ups such as bypasses) means that there is potential for significant economic losses during a disaster. These losses would stem from:

- damage to the physical road infrastructure

- delays to industry

- disruption to the supply of e​ssential goods to communities

- isolation of towns

- interruption to the flow of tourism. ​​


Full report download

Kimberley Emer​​gency ​​Man​​agement District 

Risk Assessmen​t Report

29 ​May 2017​​​

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