Central West Regional Resilience Strategy
24 February, 2020
The Queensland Government has partnered with the seven councils that make up the Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) to deliver the Central West Regional Resilience Strategy which harnesses local expertise to champion a holistic approach to disaster resilience for the region.
The purpose of the Strategy is to focus on new possibilities through aligning the objectives of economic development, resilience and climate adaptation in order to help the region reduce its exposure to the effects of climate variability and uncertainty.
The Strategy includes consideration of the increasing strong cycles of persistent drought and flood facing the region, which is taking its toll on families, communities, businesses, stock and land. It focuses on prosperity as a key driver for resilience – a means of minimising or reducing the effects of climate-induced natural hazards through a resilient society and economy.
Implementation of the Strategy will now be overseen by RAPAD in partnership with Barcaldine Regional Council, Barcoo Shire Council, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Boulia Shire Council, Diamantina Shire Council, Longreach Regional Council, and Winton Shire Council.