News from the CRC
National focus on mitigation policy
The future of national natural hazards mitigation policy was up for discussion recently at a special workshop hosted by the new National Resilience Taskforce.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC was invited to participate at the policy sprint workshop, which took place in Melbourne from 26-28 June. Using a co-design methodology called U-Collaborate, workshop participants from private, public and community sectors were asked to exchange knowledge and expertise on a number of topics related to mitigation and disaster resilience, which would ultimately lead to breakthrough solutions to help contribute to the five-year national mitigation framework that the Taskforce is developing.
By combining different perspectives, the policy sprint provided a launching pad for considering how key stakeholders can use existing resources more effectively, by working together to deliver focused national action to reduce the impact of natural disasters on communities.
The Taskforce is currently refining the content generated at the workshop to create a draft framework for further consultation. The CRC looks forward to further engagement with the Taskforce to refine the framework over the coming months.