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Businesses are a vital part in developing more resilient and safer communities. The Roundtable promotes greater resolve among businesses to foster better preparedness in their communities. Below are some industry groups that take a proactive stance and provide resources on this issue.

The Insurance Council of Australia represents the general insurance industry in Australia.

The Property Council of Australia advocates for Australia’s $600 billion property industry. Its members include most of the nation’s major investors, property owners and developers.

The CEOs of 100 of Australia's leading corporations are members of the Business Council of Australia. The council is a forum for business leaders to debate public policy and make Australia the best place to live, learn, work and do business.

The Australian Building Codes Board addresses safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and performance of buildings through the National Construction Code Series. It develops effective regulatory and non-regulatory solutions.

The Planning Institute of Australia is the national body representing planning and the planning profession. Through education, communication and professional development, it serves and guides thousands of planning professionals in their role of creating better communities.

The Australian Bankers’ Association provides analysis, advice and advocacy and contributes to the development of public policy on banking and other financial services.

The Australian Built Environment Council (ASBEC) is committed to developing a practical and sustainable agenda for the Australian planning, property and the construction industry.

The $130 million Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre draws together all of Australia and New Zealand's fire and emergency service authorities with the leading experts across a range of scientific fields to explore the causes, consequences and mitigation of natural disasters.

Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) is committed to promoting appropriate development within floodplain areas, and helping reduce the risks of flooding to life and property.

The Cyclone Testing Station (CTS) is the pre-eminent independent authority on the performance of buildings in severe wind events. CTS is located at James Cook University in Townsville and focuses primarily on the performance of houses and other low rise buildings in Australia and the surrounding region. Activities include investigations after wind events as well as research, testing and community education, aimed at ensuring that buildings designed to resist severe wind events are safe, economical and sustainable.

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) works to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepare for and manage the risks of climate change and sea-level rise.

The Australian Coastal Councils Association is a national body representing the interests of coastal councils and communities experiencing rapid growth and development. 

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