Local Government Profile
Canberra - Australia
Mr Simon Corbell MLA Minister for Police and Emergency Services
“With warmer temperatures and the bushfire season approaching, this is a timely reminder that prevention is better than cure, and we need to ensure that, as a city, we are prepared and equipped to respond to emergency situations and lessen the devastating impact of disasters in the Territory."
Website of the city : www.act.gov.au
Size : 814.2 km² sq km
Population : 2011 - 358,222
Part Of : Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Hazards : Drought, Earthquake, Heat Wave, Wild Fire
ROLE MODEL CITY
Organizational Capacity for Making Cities Resilient
HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
January 2003 - Temperatures in the 40 degree Celsius range, strong winds and lightning strikes resulted in the most destructive fires the ACT has experienced.
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
Expansion of the ACT Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) * 2013 Resilient Australia Awards * Cooperation with other Australian cities through the ACT’s membership of the Australia and New Zealand Emergency Management Committee * Release of the ACT Territory-wide Risk Assessment * Presentation at the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS8) in Macao in June 2013