Role of local government in disaster management: Findings from regional towns in Queensland

Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, Peter Hastings

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his paper reports selected results from a survey of Queensland local governments, conducted in late 2009, that investigated their adoption of state-level disaster management policies and guidelines. The survey comprised an online questionnaire distributed to all Queensland local governments, augmented by focus
groups held in the regional coastal and inland administrative centres of Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Emerald, Charleville and the Gold Coast. The paper identifies and analyses the issues and strategies of local governments in adopting state government disaster management policies and guidelines, and engaging their communities in disaster management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationState of Australian Cities national conference (SOAC 2011)
EditorsB Bajrachrya, P Hastings
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherUniversity of Melbourne
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780646568058
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventState of Australian Cities National Conference - Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 9 Dec 201111 Dec 2011


ConferenceState of Australian Cities National Conference
Abbreviated titleSOAC 2015
CityGold Coast
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