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Resilience of people and places to natural hazards – policy to action?

Friday, September 21, 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

- $15 - $40

In this era of reoccurring extreme weather events of floods, fires, cyclones and extended droughts, our responsibility as professionals is to be a part of a process that provides resilient solutions in collaboration with local communities.

Join us at this interactive workshop where we plan to:

  • confirm why this is a fundamental need for our quality of life in Queensland;
  • showcase ways that residents can benefit from proactive local government engagement and support;
  • explore what creek bed and bank restoration can mean, not only in reducing flood risk, but also improving water quality, local wildlife and property values;
  • hear how building resilience, can be a part of a proactive community engagement campaign;
  • understand what having resilience means in terms of risk reduction for insurance.


Hear from a mix of guest speakers:

  • Mark Drew – Queensland Reconstruction Authority
  • Phil Young and Ouswatta Perrata – Brisbane City Council
  • Adrian Volders – Australian Rivers Institute – Griffith University
  • Greg Greene – SEQWater
  • Joshua Conney – Suncorp

Plus we will offer an opportunity for all participants to map the resilience experiences you are seeing in SEQ and what might be missing – bring your stories and evidence please.

The program for the afternoon is:

  • From 1:30pm please register, meet other participants from our diverse professional group and check out the examples of the resilience building initiatives on display
  • Start promptly at 2:00pm and workshop together till 4:30pm.
  • On conclusion, please stay on to discuss your ideas with the guest speakers, meet other resilience building practioners
  • Enjoy some refreshments from the Wild Earth Adventures team with Brisbane River views over a Friday sunset. What a great way to end the week!!!



Friday, September 21
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
$15 - $40
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Piet Filet


Suncorp – Level 28
266 George Street
Brisbane, Qld 4001 Australia
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