The methodology underpinning this project is informed by a comprehensive understanding of the critical factors (economic, social and environmental) impacting upon the Grampians region following the 2011 Grampians natural disaster. Data for this project will be collected in September and early October, 2013. The project will be completed by the end of November 2013.
In the early stages of this project, a brief desktop review will be conducted of national and international literature measuring social and economic impacts for communities who have been affected by natural disasters. This will include identification of best practice for emergency services and management for communities as well as relevant local, regional, state and national strategies and policies. This information will be used to refine the interview schedule and surveys for community consultation.
All members of affected communities will have the opportunity to participate in this research by completing a survey exploring the impact of the 2011 natural disaster events. Two surveys are available for completion:
(If you are both a resident and a business owner in the region you may wish to complete both surveys)
Consultations exploring the impact of landslides from the community’s perspective will be undertaken with affected local community members and businesses in the Grampians region to solicit their perception of the emergency response at the time of the event. Up to twenty individual face-to-face and telephone interviews will be conducted with prominent members of the local community, including community and businesses representatives, tourism organisations, larger agricultural enterprises and landowners affected by the 2011 floods and subsequent landslides.
Infrastructure Organisations and Emergency Management Consultations
Consultations with key personnel from emergency management and infrastructure organisations across the region affected by or involved with the 2011 event will be conducted to solicit their perception of the emergency response at the time of the event and to provide a consolidated inventory of the social, economic and environmental impacts from an organisational perspective.
Field mapping will be undertaken to assess the environmental impact of landslides in the region following the 2011 event, by undertaking an assessment of Landslide Processes in the Grampians. This work will provide a theory of landslide processes in the Grampians National Park as a contribution of the analysis of landslide hazard.