- Our members
- Our ambassador
- Our vision
- Our plan and actions
- Our commitment
- Our work in motion
Read our reports and recommendations for action.
Facts at a glance
Our four major reports summarised
Our plan and actions
To achieve our vision, we recognise our advocacy must be based on robust economic facts. As such, our first major undertaking was to commission and release a White Paper, Building our Nation's Resilience to Natural Disasters. This White Paper was released in June 2013.
Encouraged by the response from the Australian government - a Productivity Commission inquiry into the efficacy of Australia’s natural disaster funding arrangements (2014) - the Roundtable has gone on to release three companion reports. These are:
- Building an Open Platform for Natural Disaster Resilience Decisions (July 2014)
- The Economic Cost of the Social Impact of Natural Disasters (March 2016)
- Building Resilient Infrastructure (March 2016)
How does our research inform our actions?
Our four research papers inform and drive our activities, including to:
- demonstrate the economic case that investing in mitigation lessens the need for recovery expenditure
- advocate for a national open platform to centralise key natural disaster data and research
- promote an integrated approach to community resilience and champion the effective engagement of business in building capacity
- support government and industry decision-makers to make better infrastructure investment decisions by integrating resilience into planning, design and building processes
- help to strengthen the technical capacity of infrastructure practitioners – from university students, to architects, engineers, town planners, government agencies and private sector project managers – to understand and value resilience as an integral part of forward-thinking infrastructure design
- spread awareness of the significant economic cost of the social impacts of natural disasters and encourage the adoption of strategies to minimise them
- educate the community about risk, particularly from extreme weather events.
Our actions align with the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience - endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in February 2011.