The overall objective of the Grampians Natural Disaster Research project is to document the environmental, economic and social impacts of the 2011 flood and landslide events and to analyse the data in response to future emergency services responses in the region. To achieve this, the following key questions emerge:
- What was the social impact (perceived and actual) of the 2011 event on communities in the Grampians, especially Halls Gap?
- What were the short and long term impacts (environmental, social and economic) of this event on these communities?
- What was the actual impact (environmental, social and economic) on the communities as perceived by local and regional agencies (government)?
- How could disaster management processes reduce the social and economic impact of any natural disaster event in the future, for this region?
This research will provide a greater understanding of the impact of the Grampians natural disaster on communities directly impacted by the floods and landslides. The results may be used to inform appropriate risk and emergency services management strategies to minimise the impact of such events on communities in the future.
This information can be used for future disaster management and planning in the Grampians region, and beyond, where many communities around the state require informed disaster management in response to climate change.
To view the final report from this project click here.